Tuesday, May 24, 2022


Celebrating the Life of Jewish Etiquette Expert Helen Latner z”l

Helen Latner, known to worldwide audiences as author of “The Book of Modern Jewish Etiquette,” “Your Jewish Wedding,” “The Everything Jewish Wedding Book” and many more, passed away earlier this month in Massachusetts, at the age of 97. While she was known for her charisma, energy and varied interests, one of


Rabbi Avi Kilimnick Releases Debut Album

For some people, music is just something that they listen to, a well-ordered assortment of pleasant notes that play in the background during scattered moments of their lives.

Rabbi Avi Kilimnick, of Congregation Beth Shalom in Rochester, New York, is not one of those people.


Super Bowl Sickness

A couple of weeks ago, I was watching a medical segment on one of the morning news shows. The lovely female doctor (though her gender really isn’t relevant) was speaking about flu season. She was saying how it is in full swing, make sure you got the vaccine, blah, blah. Apparently, the flu has hit more young adults than it has young


Emergency Sheva Brachos

This article might sound a little snippy, but that’s because I just put together a sheva brachos in four hours.

My wife and I are not normally this “last minute.” In fact, we offered the chosson (my wife’s brother) a sheva brachos the minute he got engaged.


Inbal Hotel Unveils Contemporary, Fresh Decor

Anyone looking to visit Jerusalem and who thinks they know the Inbal should check again, according to Alex Herman, the Inbal’s VP of Sales & Marketing. As Alex explained ably to me after a recent trip to the US, the Inbal Hotel, one of Jerusalem’s finest hotels, has recently gone through a complete renovation


Mr. America and Barbie: Distortions in Personal Finance

Apparently it’s not that hard to accumulate a million dollars for retirement. For example:

“If a 25-year-old, pack-per-day smoker quits smoking and puts the money he saves into savings, he can rather easily build $1 million by retirement. All he needs to do is save his money in an IRA and


Lessons from David Bowie and Jimi Hendrix’s Estate Plans

Jimi Hendrix and David Bowie were two of the greatest rock legends who ever lived. We know a lot about them and the music they created while they were alive. However, most of us do not know what happened to their estates after they passed. Let’s take a deeper dive into their estate plans and learn the lessons of these


Gaining More Balance Between Work and Family

One of the most common questions I hear is, “How can I be successful in my career and still be the kind of family member I want to be?” Some people write to me about their children, their garden, their marriage, their business, their house—they are simply overwhelmed.

I have always


Yeshiva University to Hold Jewish Job Fair

Yeshiva University’s Center for the Jewish Future and the YU School Partnership will host its annual Jewish job fair on Thursday, March 3, at the Max Stern Athletic Center on YU’s Wilf Campus, 2501 Amsterdam Avenue at 185th Street in New York City. The event is free and open to the public from 7 to 9 p.m., with priority


Touro Community Remembers Dr. Bernard Lander z”l

New York, N.Y.—The Touro College community gathered at Yeshivas Ohr Hachaim on Motzei Shabbos this past week to commemorate the sixth yahrtzeit of Rabbi Dr. Bernard Lander, founder and first president of the Touro College and University System.

Rabbi Doniel Lander, rosh yeshiva of Yeshivas Ohr


Daf HaYomi B’Halacha Embarks on Hilchos Tefillah

My father, HaGaon HaRav Shmuel Wosner, zt”l, was completely immersed in learning all areas of Torah in great depth. At the same time, he never neglected to deliver a daily shiur in simple halacha! At the root of the word halacha is the word holech, walking. Halacha must “walk with,” must accompany, every Jew,


Jewish Home Family and Noah’s Ark Collaborate on ‘Sweet Memories Supper Club’

In keeping with its 100-year-old mission to service the larger aging community whether in-house at the Jewish Home at Rockleigh—Russ Berrie Home for Jewish Living and at the Jewish Home Assisted Living—Kaplen Family Senior Residence or through Jewish Home @ Home, Jewish Home family is always at the forefront of

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