After Chanukah some of us look around and realize that many of the gifts we or our family received are impractical, not our style, a duplicate or fill in the blank. In short, some of our loot may be categorized as “clutter.”
As if we need additional stress in our lives, we
I feel so legitimate. Growing up, I falsely believed there were no records from Eastern Europe to verify any Jewish existence. For 33 years, I’ve been tracking our family history.
On December 2, 2021, I got one of the biggest shocks of my life. It caused me to give
After being married for a while, most people come to the shocking realization that their spouse isn’t perfect after all.
And then begin the comparisons.
Why can’t my wife be as organized as that woman? Why can’t my husband be as
When I began my genealogy research in 1988, I never expected to find a cousin living in Sochi, Russia in 2021, asking, “Am I Jewish?”
The most insignificant-seeming notes, which I kept recorded in my family tree program, about cousins unknown to me and whom I never
Although I believe in showing gratitude and feeling gratitude towards people and to Hashem on a daily basis, November is a poetic time to speak specifically of gratitude.
I am grateful for the opportunity to work in a field I love and feel passionate about. I am grateful to Hashem for blessing
In the early 1950s, Rudolf Flesch wrote “Why Johnny Can’t Read.” He lambasted educators for failing to teach phonics and questioned how students could learn to read only by memorizing words. There were actually “reading wars” in the 90s in which children were caught in the middle of programs designed to improve
If you’re trying to figure out how to choose a rehab facility in New Jersey or New York, it might feel daunting at first. Addiction treatment is a sensitive subject and an incredibly brave pursuit, so congratulations on having the strength to start the process! In this article, you can find advice to help you
I find I waste so much food during the course of a week. I buy so many groceries when I go shopping on Sunday with such good intentions of cooking full meals from scratch, but by Wednesday my husband and I say, “Let’s get takeout.” The fruits and veggies in my fridge go
(Courtesy of RAC) Once called manic depression, bipolar disorder is a serious mental health condition that can severely disrupt a person’s life. Bipolar symptoms include extreme mood swings, emotional dysregulation and drastically shifting energy levels.
In this article, we’ll
In honor of Sidney Gussen’s bar mitzvah, he and his father, Adam Gussen, will be conducting a year of baking, cooking and selling specialty food items to raise funds for Chesed 24/7. Chesed 24/7 is a charity organization that provides constant care to the elderly, sick, disabled or any family in need of care.
When you walk into a celebration at Powerhouse Studios, you feel the energy before you turn on a light. That’s what’s most important for a bar or bat mitzvah party, said Lisa Messing, sales and banquet manager at Powerhouse Studios. When the formalities are over for the bar or bat mitzvah, they want to have a