Recently Nina attended a forum on the topic “When Children Date—the Complex Role of Parents.” The evening was co-sponsored by YUConnects and 18 synagogues from Teaneck, Bergenfield, New Milford and the surrounding local communities. Although the room at Bnai Yeshurun was full, there is no question in our minds that there were
Friday, November 9, marked 80 years (on the Gregorian calendar) since that fateful night in 1938 when bands of ordinary Germans went about Berlin setting fires to synagogues, beating up Jews, (parenthetically, November 9 was also the date when Mustafa Kemal Ataturk died and many Turkish students studying
People sometimes ask me why I write about Kosherfest every year. After all, Kosherfest is a trade show, and as such, it’s really only open to people in the kosher food industry. Though I suppose that technically, every Jew is in the kosher food industry. In fact, according to official reports, there were at least 6,000 people
A speech given at a bar/bat mitzvah need not be hilariously funny or wildly entertaining. The speech, however, should not cure insomnia. It should hold the audience’s attention and, at least for a moment, captivate and fascinate. Sadly, many speeches fall short, leaving listeners hungry for a laugh and a meal.
The Shpielmans are a 31-piece set of chasidic figurines with zaidy, bubby, etc., and articulating pieces and accessories include Shabbos candles, challah as well as a first-ever removable toy shtreimel with its own case.
The Shpielmans toy, introduced in 2015, had its
The Shpielmans are a 31-piece set of chasidic figurines with zaidy, bubby, etc., and articulating pieces and accessories include Shabbos candles, challah as well as a first-ever removable toy shtreimel with its own case. The Shpielmans toy, introduced in 2015, had its official launch last Chanukah where it was sold and distributed by direct
In 1958, a one-time event was scheduled in Israel with the support of then-Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion. It was a heavily text-based, extraordinarily difficult “Chidon HaTanach,” or Bible Quiz, and was created as a radio celebration marking the 10th anniversary of the creation of
As many of you know, I almost never write up my sermons. This week a number of people asked for my remarks, so this is an attempt at reconstruction:
It is forbidden to weep on Shabbos. I told myself I wouldn’t cry this morning while speaking. But the Rama teaches that there is an
The Jachter family loves to eat at and from Mashu Mashu sushi in Fair Lawn (under RCBC supervision). They enjoy the décor at the store and the delivery to our home in Teaneck. My 19-year-old son Binyamin in particular I think would eat only Mashu Mashu sushi for breakfast, lunch and dinner to the exclusion of all else if given the
Much has been bandied about regarding the health of the kiruv movement and whether it is “dead.” Frankly, from where I sit at One Western Wall Plaza, I don’t know of a greater fallacy traveling around the Jewish world. At Aish HaTorah, we see over 10,000 people per month at the Dan Family Aish HaTorah World Center and over