Whether this is your first time hosting a holiday event or you’ve been doing it for years, picking up a few tips on proper etiquette can’t hurt. Everyone knows that some things should be avoided, while others should definitely be included. Learning what they are could improve your hosting skills enough to make your parties even more enjoyable. In fact, one
Rabbi Yonah Landau visits Anshei Lubavitch in Fair Lawn to talk about his book The Rav Hakolel and his generation. The book is a gripping biography about Rav Yaakov Yosef, chief Rabbi of New York 1888-1902 and his battles for Yiddishkeit at the turn of the century.
Englewood—Rabbi Chanan (Clive) Jacobson could be found wherever, and whenever, something in the community needed to be done. One of his many acts of chessed was to learn Mishnayos with an avel (mourner) and make a siyyum. Now it is Englewood’s turn to learn in his memory. Congregation Ahavath Torah has begun a community-wide
“A unique koachof Dirshu is that it not only gives a person Olam Habaah, it also gives a person phenomenal Olam Hazeh!” These were the powerful words of HaGaon HaRav Yechiel Michel Steinmetz, shlita, Skverer Dayan of Boro Park who encapsulated the feelings
Jewish communities throughout the world and especially in Israel have been blessed in recent decades to have Sephardim and Ashkenazim living in the same communities. There is even a high percentage of marriages between Sephardim and Ashkenazim leading to a variety of questions dealing with the variations in their Halachic practices. One
The first question that anyone starting a job search these days asks is, “Why bother?” Anyone who can open a newspaper or a browser sees the headlines every day, and they aren’t encouraging. We are in a “jobless recovery,” where the “employment news is worse than the headlines say.” Even worse, almost everyone knows someone
JERUSALEM—“Guard the spring month and bring a Pesach to G-d, for in that month of spring, G-d took you out of Egypt…” (Devarim 16:1)
With the annual celebration of Pesach rapidly approaching, but the onset of spring in the New York area all too far away, many more are expected
Everyone has their favorite traditional Passover dishes, but what to drink with them? We sat down with Jay Buchsbaum, Director of Wine Education for Royal Wine Corp. for some insight on pairing wines this Passover. For each dish Jay notes three suggestions from various locations and at different price points. Now onto the
We were at Sachne one day last Passover. Sachne, also known as “The Park of the Three Pools,” is located near Beit Shahn in the Lower Galilee. It was a beautiful day, and the place was packed with both Jews and Arabs, religious people and non-religious. The kids had a lot of fun going in and out of the waterfalls in the park, and we
As we prepare to welcome in the holiday of Pesach, I wanted to reflect on the concept of freedom and its application to family life. Historically, Pesach celebrates our national freedom from under the rule of the Egyptian people. At the Pesach Seder, we involve ourselves in many actions that demonstrate freedom. We drink four cups of wine,
The Facebook world is really quite a strange universe when you sit back and think about it. The average sentence written by a female inexplicably contains 17 exclamation points. Apparently a normal response to a picture posted of a young child is to state how you want to “eat them” or “squish them,” both equally disturbing
As an IT professional, I spend a lot of time having conversations about cyber security—hacking and identity theft. With all we do protect ourselves, if a hacker wants to get your data, he will. I give the example that cyber-protection is like having a car alarm or locking one’s car.