Sunday, October 24, 2021


New Jersey Heads of School Call on the Community to Vote

November 2 is our opportunity. It’s Election Day for the governor, legislature and local races—the very people who impact funding and services for our schools and yeshivot.

We can— and we MUST—turn out to vote.


Stop Corporate Antisemitism

On Unilever’s Hellman’s mayonnaise jar is a question: “Something to tell us?”

Well, YES! We called the number and found out that Unilever has designated a separate phone line (407-734-3032) to receive calls about the decision by Ben & Jerry’s to


Get Out and Vote

With the upcoming Teaneck board of education elections, I am urging all Teaneck residents to vote for Laura “Laurie” Fein (line 4) and Rachel Secemski (line 5) for the Teaneck board of education.

I have known Laurie for many years and have had the


Yeshiva University Youth Bureau History

I am planning to write the history of the Torah Leadership Seminars of Yeshiva University in the pre-NCSY days. At this time I invite all former participants to be in touch with me to share their stories. Send me an email at [email protected]to get the ball


Recollections of Rabbi Moshe Tendler, zt’l, the Early Years

Numerous well-deserved hespedim, recollections and tributes have been made to commemorate the remarkable life of Rabbi Moshe Tendler, zt”l—a great talmud chacham, an outstanding scientist and a remarkable human being. I have nothing that I can add to those tributes except to say that they all were all about the years


Regarding the Local Increase in COVID Cases

Earlier this week many received news regarding the rise in breakthrough COVID cases in the community. I hope and pray that this rise will be short lived, but it is possible that it will not be. While I believe that the various rabbanim, boards and especially medical committees in the local institutions are keeping a close


Orthodox Judaism And the LGBTQ Community

Having read your article “A First Step: LGBTQ+ and the Frum Community” by Rabbi Yisrael Motzen (September 27, 2021), and the subsequent letter by Dr. Tzvi Small, “More Is Needed for LGBTQ+ Community” (October 14, 2021), I would like to submit my two cents on this matter. I would say that this is a very complicated


Vote for Change, Not for Broken Leadership

First, because legally I have to say this, I am writing this as an individual board of education member, and my views may not necessarily represent that of the entire board. This statement in itself demonstrates the unique nature of being on the board of education.

While being around politics and


A Tribute to My Friend, Dr. Chaya Gorsetman, z”l

I had the honor of working with Dr. Chaya Gorsetman at Stern College for Women, Yeshiva University, in the preservice undergraduate educator preparation program for many years. We loved helping teacher candidates develop pedagogical competencies, we had a lot of fun planning arts inquiry programs and we shared ample


More Is Needed for LGBTQ+ Community

I would like to thank Rabbi Yisrael Motzen for his article “A First Step: LGBTQ+ and the Frum Community” (September 27, 2021) for pointing out several issues in our community relating to the treatment of our LGBTQ+ children, siblings and friends. Additionally, I am grateful he acknowledges that being a member of the


Our Rebbe, HaRav Moshe Dovid ben HaRav Yitzchak Eizik Tendler, zt”l

I was mesmerized by the family hespedim and those of Rabbi Dr. Berman and Rav Herschel Schachter. Rabbi Berman “nailed” it with his comment that Rebbe took out the vav in Torah u’Madda. Rebbe had no need for this vav. To him, it was all just Torah, his unique synthesis of the Brisker analysis of hisRebbe,


Pizza PSA

We are currently seventh graders at Yavneh Academy. Over the past few months we have had the amazing privilege and opportunity to intern at Jerusalem Express Pizza working for Gabe Rosenfeld
(of Ohel Yitzchak fame) and his team in Englewood. While we hope to share some of the experiences and adventures of our side



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