Saturday, January 28, 2023


Fidget Enhancement Spinners

Many people feel their lives are spinning aimlessly, without going anywhere. Someone recently made a living model of that experience, patented and marketed it, and is now raking it in. Perhaps you have seen some of them on the tips of people’s fingers—they are called fidget spinners. During the past few weeks there has


Aspiring to Perfection—or Maybe Not?

“And you shall count for yourselves, from the day after the day of rest, from the day that you bring the Omer offering, seven complete weeks shall there be. You must count until the day after the seventh week, 50 days. Then you shall bring an offering of new grain to Hashem.” (Vayikra 23:15-16)


My Father’s Letters to My Mother From the M/S St.Louis

Translated from the German original

Part 3—Thursday May 18, 1939

Regretfully I could not write further last night, since after the meal they had the Bock Beer Festival. The dining room was beautifully decorated. I also spent an


America Eats for Israel—All You Have to Do Is Eat!

On Monday, May 15, communities across the United States will join together in dining at participating kosher restaurants to feed hungry Israelis.

Ten percent of proceeds will go toward funding Meir Panim’s Restaurant-Style Soup Kitchens in Israel. There are 1.7 million Israelis who live in


3D Printing: Medicine, Education and Beyond

Many of my readers may have figured out that I embrace technology that is affordable and has great uses in one’s personal and business life. If this same product helps education, that makes it all the better.

For the past year I have personally been back in the classroom, teaching 3D


A Message From Mom

Records indicate that more phone calls are made on Mother’s Day than on any other day of the year. What is it about this day that stirs up so much emotion? Every living person on the planet either had or has a mother. The relationship each of us has with our mother can have lasting effects on who we are and who we


Star Wars Day and the Quest to Reveal Our True Selves

Last week was May 4, popularly known as Star Wars Day, a clever pun on the iconic tagline “May the Force Be With You,” which on May 4 is transformed to “May the Fourth Be With You.” In my home, Star Wars Day is a special occasion. My younger daughters awoke in the morning wishing me a Happy Star Wars Day, I put on


Greatest Love of All

Late in the evening on Sunday we returned from Montreal after spending a long weekend there. Although the drive becomes tedious and boring, especially since we do it so frequently, we drove back with a new energy. Nina had a difficult time refraining from humming the Whitney Houston song “Greatest Love of All” with a


Put Your Hands Together

I never know what to do with my hands. Except, magically, when I’m not thinking about them.

In fact, we’re always trying to figure out what to do with our hands, especially when other people are talking: What do I usually do with my hands? I have no idea. What’s he doing with his


A Coupon Book

I was driving home after a visit with a friend and was thirsty, but the usual bottle of water that I keep at the arm rest of my seat was empty. So I decided to stop at the Boston Market and get some iced tea. As I entered the restaurant and was walking towards the counter I noticed a young boy, in his very early teens, standing and talking


Camp HASC: Always a Special Place in Our Hearts

(Note: Below is a transcript of the speech given by Camp HASC parent—and Jewish Link office manager—Dena Kinderlehrer at this past Saturday night’s Camp HASC reception in Teaneck at the home of Jason and Pnina Suss and co-hosted by Ethan and Melissa Keiser.)

I really


Bava Batra 98

May these words of Torah serve as a merit le’iluy nishmat Menachem Mendel ben Harav Yoel David Balk, a”h.


This week we learned Bava Batra 98. These are some highlights.

Bava Batra 98: How do you

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