Thursday, October 06, 2022


Camp Dora Golding Crowns Purim Costume Winners

CDG campers Pinny and Ben Balsam of Bergenfield were chosen as the winners of the grand Camp Dora Golding Purim Costume Contest. The brothers dressed up as paint-splotched painters together with their sister, and were awarded a $50 Amazon gift card for their creative costumes. Well done!


A Winter’s Ride Like No Other

It was back in December 2002 when I was assigned the task of training a team of young Jewish-American athletes who were scheduled to play a series of “friendly” ice hockey exhibition games in Metulla against the Israeli National Junior team. Upon our arrival we were treated royally by our hosts in this small, quiet border town in


llluminated Haggadah Fair, Rabbi Soloveichik Lecture Among Inbal Hotel’s Passover ProgramsSoloveich


Jerusalem—The deluxe Inbal Jerusalem Hotel will be offering its guests several important programs during the busy Passover holiday, namely its annual Illuminated Haggadah Fair on Mon., April 25 and lectures from noted New York Rabbi Meir Soloveichik.

The theme of the exhibit will be “Paths


Those Were the Days

Last week we were surprised with tickets to see a Broadway show. It is not something that we have the opportunity to do frequently and we were elated. Nothing in our life is taken for granted and going to Broadway is not an everyday occurrence for us. Nina remembers being taken out by her friends several weeks before our marriage to see a


Teaneck: Ir HaKodesh?

As American Jews, we are thankfully a diverse group. But nearly all of us have at least one thing in common. We or our parents or grandparents were born in one city and have moved to another, often to many others.

My father’s father, for example, was born in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston, moved


Smelly Taxes

No one likes doing their taxes. Yet according to recent reports, Americans spend 7.6 billion hours doing them every year. Go figure.

But as it turns out, taxes aren’t that scary. There are always things you can deduct, such as any money you spent buying tax-related items. So, for example, if you bought



Everyone loves their kid’s smile. When they are babies and we make them smile or laugh, it’s akin to winning the lottery. I still remember the first time I made son #1 giggle uncontrollably. I was opening a garbage bag and I said, “Whoops!” He could not stop laughing. It was absolutely precious. So I kept doing it. I guess that is


Lessons Learned From a High School Trip to Poland

Editor’s Note: East High Synagogue recently sent 20 high schools seniors to Poland. Zach delivered this speech in shul this past Shabbat after the group’s return.


My grandparents and my great aunt live in Englewood and are


Yeshiva University Establishes The Katz School of Graduate and Professional Studies

Yeshiva University is proud to launch The Mordecai D. and Monique C. Katz School of Graduate and Professional Studies, which will offer students of all ages the opportunity to further their education, careers and intellectual aspirations. The Katz School was named in recognition of a $25 million commitment from Drs. Mordecai and Monique


The Story Behind My New Website: Aish Haolam

There are many stories behind the creation of my new website. One is an old story, the love of the written word. However, there were some towering figures I came across in my life whose impressions have not been lost on me. One such figure is Rav Avrohom Genechovsky zt”l, my father’s first cousin who was the previous Rosh


Memphis Jews Invite ‘100 New Families’ to Relocate

‘Taste of Memphis’ Shabbaton Scheduled for May 20–22

Faced with skyrocketing costs of housing and education, an increasing number of young Orthodox families are choosing to move to the vibrant, affordable and friendly community of Memphis, Tennessee. Specifically, 15


A Calm Discussion of a Heated Topic—Tzedakah Priorities

The problem is well known—there is considerable wealth in the Modern Orthodox community. The most recent PEW study of the American Jewish community found that the Modern Orthodox community is the wealthiest of all the Jewish groupings in the United States. It is also well known that the Modern Orthodox community is

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