Monday, September 26, 2022


Ahead of the Curve: YU Produces Next Generation of World-Class Doctors

(Courtesy of Yeshiva University) Boasting a near 100% admissions rate to medical school, a long-standing affiliation with the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and cutting-edge scholarship programs, Yeshiva University continues to produce the next generation of world-class doctors who are leading the future of medicine


‘The Gallery of Beauties’ Is Art, Jewish History And Mystery in One Enthralling Book

Reviewing: “The Gallery of Beauties” by Nina Wachsman. Level Best Books, June 2022. ISBN 978-1-68512-105-1.

It is 1612 in Venice. Diana, a young Jewish widow, is happiest studying religious texts with her father, as she used to do with her late husband. But she


Text Insights From Mitchell First

Reviewing: “Words for the Wise: Sixty-Two Insights on Hebrew, Holidays, History and Liturgy” by Mitchell First. Kodesh Press. 2022. 264 pages. ISBN-13: 978-1947857971.

There was great anticipation as the news spread that Mitchell First had a new book coming out soon. It


A Jewish Heroine in the Middle Ages: Rebecca of Salerno

Reviewing: “Rebecca of Salerno: A Novel of Rogue Crusaders, a Jewish Female Physician, and a Murder” by Esther Erman. She Writes Press. 2022. English. Paperback. 264 pages. ISBN-13: 978-1647422479.

“Rebecca of Salerno,” by Esther Erman, is subtitled “A Novel of Rogue


Helping Women Prepare Spiritually for the Yamim Noraim

Highlighting: “The Eishes Chayil Yamim Noraim Treasury” by Rabbi Dov Weller. ArtScroll/Mesorah Publications. 2022. Hardcover. 300 pages. ISBN #: 9781422632321.

(Courtesy of Artscroll) The days between Rosh Chodesh Elul and Yom Kippur are some of the busiest in a woman’s


An Honest Memoir of One Woman’s Struggle to Find a Life Partner

Reviewing: “Unmatched: An Orthodox Jewish woman’s mystifying journey to find marriage and meaning” by Sarah Lavane. Sifria Publishing. 2022. English. Paperback. 226 pages. ISBN-13: 979-8218010324

The Talmud recounts the horrific and irreconcilable torture and murder of


Answers Off the Cuff

I bet you’re anxious to learn the results of my blood-pressure test.

Calm down.

In last week’s article, I talked about my high blood pressure, and how, for the sake of a more accurate reading and because I kept claiming that my blood pressure was only high when I


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Fruit Cobbler For Parshat Ki Tavo

In this week’s parsha, the Jewish people are told to bring a fruit basket to the priest. So we will be making a delicious fruit cobbler:

  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup sugar

New Year Fear Cheer

Dear Shayna B.,

I feel concerned about the New Year. There are so many unknowns upcoming and I don’t know how I will be able to manage it all. How should I approach these changes?

Fearful Fara



Stories for Kids

Highlighting: “My Story: Stories From Kids Just Like You” by Zivia Reischer. Mesorah Publications Ltd. 2022. Hardcover. 225 pages. ISBN-13: 978-1422632369.

(Courtesy of Artscroll) Kids—parents, too!—are all raving about “My Story: Stories From Kids Just Like You,” by


What Truly Matters

“Welcome to the BFFL Show!” began the host, “where we ask our contestants, ‘How well do you know your best friend for life?’ Friendships will be strengthened and possibly ended; keep your eyes glued to the show to find out what happens!”

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