Thursday, March 23, 2023


Are Smart Locks Shabbat Compatible?

This week, Amazon introduced “Amazon Key,” a service that will deliver packages into your home, rather than leave them outside. The days of worrying about packages left at your front door will soon be a memory. In fact, with Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods, I am now certain we will have Amazon delivering


Yachad Gala Honoree: The Inspirational Avi Tsadok

When you meet Avi, you are immediately taken in by his warmth. When I walked up to Rosenbaum Yeshiva of North Jersey, Avi’s place of work, he waved me in and flashed me his big smile. Avi, 34, is a participant of New Jersey Yachad’s vocational program. The program places individuals with special needs


Upgrade and Save Money On Your Health Insurance During Open Enrollment 2018

It’s almost that time of year again, open enrollment season! If you are not part of a group health plan and unhappy with your coverage, get ready because your time to shop for health insurance is rapidly approaching.

Starting November 1 and ending December 15, the health insurance market will


Thousands Begin Third Machzor of Dirshu Kinyan Halacha

“You are engaged in making the greatest possible nachas ruach to Hashem Yisbarach, the Nosein HaTorah, by learning Halacha comprehensively in the Kinyan Halacha program. Chazal tell us that Hashem has nothing in His world other than the four amos of Halacha. Let us think for a second. Hashem, the King of the world, has


The Life of Herzl Melcer aka Lt. Iwan Siemienowicz Pidlowskij

Part 6 (Continued from last week)

Not having heard anything further by mid-December, I asked for an update, only to be informed that Iwona was still waiting for an answer from the Voivodeship Office in Szczecin.

Months passed and no further word.


Resumes That Work

If you are looking for a job, writing a resume is one of the first steps you need to take. The goal of a resume is to get you in the door with prospective employers. And you have about 30 seconds to grab the reader’s attention.

As the former manager of staffing for a Fortune 500 company,


One or Two Simple but Important Documents That We All Need, Even Our 18-Year-Olds

I was sitting at the Shabbos lunch table with friends and we all have kids who are in or are going off to Israel or college for the year. I realized that none of them—all intelligent professionals—thought about some things that seem so obvious to me. Their child, whom they still think of as a child, that same one that they


Is There a Link Between the Economy and Fundraising?

Is there a link between the state of the economy and fundraising? My first instinct is to say “Yup, you betcha,” especially having gone through “up and down” cycles during the last 30 years. For example, take the year 2008. Please! That’s when the economy started to tank and many nonprofits saw their fundraising revenue


Using a 529 Plan to Pay for College

Benjamin Franklin famously said, “The only thing more expensive than education is ignorance.” I’m not so sure Benjamin would feel the same way if he saw today’s college tuition fees. I would probably have to place the cost of ignorance a bit lower these days—at least for some schools. Take Sarah Lawrence College in


Yomim Noraim, Email and Security

When most people read this title, they have no idea how these three items could be intertwined, so let me explain.

As you may have heard or read in the newspapers, Deloitte (one of the “big four” accounting firms) suffered an internal email system breach. Since all their email


First Yeshivat He’Atid Student to Celebrate Her Bat Mitzvah

Gabriella Sarah (Gabby) Greenberg, daughter of Elana and Yoni Greenberg of Teaneck, will celebrate her Bat Mitzvah on Sunday, October 29th. Gabby is a 6th grader at Yeshivat He’Atid, and has the distinction of being the first Yeshivat He’Atid student to celebrate her Bat Mitzvah. On Friday morning, Gabby will deliver a d’var


Tackling the Tuition Crisis in Teaneck

Over the last few weeks popular topics of conversation have revolved around what else we need from the store, if we remembered to make an Eruv Tavshilin, why it’s so cold in shul (women), why it’s so hot in shul (men) and why the cost of tuition for kids in yeshiva keeps going up. In fact, according to a recent study

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