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Wednesday, January 29, 2020

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Cooking With Tanya Cookbook Is Here in Time for Chanukah

Looking for the perfect Chanukah gift? Look no further than the new Cooking with Tanya cookbook!

This cookbook is not only for the dieter in your life. It is for anyone who wants to eat healthier and serve their family healthy meals that are still delicious and beautifully presented. It includes

The Connection Between the Words ‘Mishpacha’ and ‘Shifcha’

This is a question that has been troubling me for decades (along with whether there is a connection between “milchama” and “lechem”!) Both “mishpacha” and “shifcha” are based on the root shin-peh-chet, so our initial presumption should be that there is a connection. And yet the Brown-Driver-Briggs lexicon, which

Insensitivity=Idolatry?

Parshat Vayeishev

The navi Amos, a simple herdsman sent by Hashem to deliver words of condemnation to the northern kingdom of Yisrael, begins his address by finding fault with the nations that surrounded Israel. He censures Aram (“Damesek”) and Philistia (“Aza”), he criticizes

Mar Not the Perfect Dream

“Let me not mar that perfect dream,” writes Emily Dickinson, but I often think of this line in the context of the dreams and stories we create for ourselves about our children. “We dream—it is good we are dreaming/It would hurt us, were we awake/...It’s prudenter—to dream.” The world of dreams and self-imposed

Remembering Bubby’s Accomplishments

This eulogy was delivered at the funeral of Mrs. Toby Rabinowitz (Bubby), beloved wife of Rabbi Jacob Rabinowitz, by her grandson, Nathan Safran. Mrs. Rabinowitz was the mother of Fayge Safran-Novogroder of Teaneck, Rabbi Baruch Rabinowitz of Brooklyn, Rabbi Yosef Rabinowitz (deceased), Dovid Rabinowitz of Brooklyn, and

Kol Pinah She’atah Poneh Atah Poneh l’Yamin

“If you do not know the correct way to go, steer to the right.”

For many years before the days of Waze, I would use that adage and hope for the best. Today, none of us have to be concerned about the direction to take while driving. Either with a GPS, Google Maps or WAZE, we are all usually

Money Matters

Dear Dr. Chani,

I am struggling with a long-standing issue in my marriage. For the most part, my husband is wonderful and we have a great relationship. We enjoy spending time together and have mutual interests. I consider us to be pretty good partners when it comes to parenting our five

A Tribute to Jersey City Police Det. Joseph Seals

Even in the frigid 34 degrees, torrential downpour (with flash flood warnings blaring in sync on everyone’s personal phones), thousands of citizens and law enforcement gathered to pay their respects to the hero Detective Joseph Seals.

While my hand holding my umbrella was beginning to

MTA’s Akiva Kra Donates Hair

It’s not often you hear of a boy donating his hair, but MTA student Akiva Kra grew out his hair for almost a year to donate it to a nonprofit organization called Children with Hair Loss. Kra, who grew it out six and a half inches, an acceptable amount according to the organization, said, “The main reason I grew out my

My Bat Mitzvah Project

Hi, my name is Nava, and I will be celebrating my bat mitzvah in a few weeks. As part of my becoming a bat mitzvah, I wanted to work on a project that would combine my passion for baking with helping those in the community in need. I decided to create a dessert cookbook and sell it to raise money for Tomchei Shabbos of Bergen

My Bat Mitzvah Project

Hi, my name is Nava, and I will be celebrating my bat mitzvah in a few weeks. As part of my becoming a bat mitzvah, I wanted to work on a project that would combine my passion for baking with helping those in the community in need. I decided to create a dessert cookbook and sell it to raise money for Tomchei Shabbos of Bergen

Talking Sports With Jonathan Friedman

“Jewish boys don’t play football,” quipped Jonathan Friedman, but they can be sports broadcasters. Case in point: Friedman is the host of Talking Sports With Jonathan Friedman on WABC-77 (wabcradio.com). His show airs weekly on Saturday evenings from 10:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.

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