On Friday, September 15, Jews around the world united to pray for a world of peace and stability. This event was organized by Acheinu, the outreach arm of Dirshu, the world’s largest Torah organization.
It is estimated that over 10,000 people came to the Western Wall to pray as part
This past August, Kids of Courage went on an unbelievable 8-day summer adventure to Washington, DC and Virginia with 110 medically challenged children and young adults. Over 300 dedicated volunteers, counselors, doctors, paramedics and nurses selflessly gave their time and energy. A
Editor’s note: This week we welcome a new monthly columnist, Rachel Zamist, from Passaic. Her column is called Option Z, because Option A didn’t work out… and B through Y didn’t go so great either. Option Z is about keeping on and staying strong when you don’t have any other choices. We hope you enjoy her wry, sharp
Arriving at the house, which consisted of two rooms and a kitchen, they were greeted by a kindly woman and her husband who gave over their living room to the family. Herzl’s older sisters the next morning
I recently tried my hand at being a “shadchan.” I’ve never set anyone up before, but I’ve thought about it and know how important it is and what a big mitzvah it is. Also, one of my closest friends is single after a divorce and my greatest wish was
At this time of year, many of us reflect on the people and the things that we are grateful for. Among the many things that I personally am grateful for are my siblings; for those of you blessed with siblings, you know that they can be the best gift your parents ever gave you, despite differences of opinion and arguments that may
The landscape of home automation platforms controlling lights and other home devices has shifted from high-end professionally installed systems to consumer-driven do-it-yourself (DIY) systems. These new DIY smart home devices achieve and often exceed the functionality of their counterparts at a fraction
That pre-dawn breeze on those early Selichos mornings. It whispers. Of promises for purity and opportunity and a better tomorrow.
Shteits oif tzu selichos… shteits oif tzu selichos…
As we inhale the pristine air, we know these moments
(Courtesy of Penoaks Publishing) Mendy Ganchrow, MD, the former head of several major Jewish organizations including the Orthodox Union (OU), has revealed in a new book that while serving as president of the OU, he was recruited by the Saudi Royal Air Force to serve as a surgeon.
On September 8-10, the men from OHEL’s E10 residence went to Baltimore, Maryland for what has become an Annual OHEL Ezra Shabbaton thanks to the Bondar family of Baltimore who are parents to Rafi Bondar, an OHEL Bais Ezra resident in New York. This Shabbaton provides a wonderful opportunity for Rafi to bring his OHEL family home
(Courtesy of Lema’an Achai) Lema’an Achai’s ambitious mission, since opening our modest doors in 2000, is to help people in need in such a way that they will no longer remain needy. As poverty is complex and multifaceted, so is our work. Combatting the various domains affected by need—emotional,
(Courtesy of Elezor M. Preil) If your employer offers a 401(k), you probably know the basics: Deposits are made on a pre-tax basis, earnings accumulate tax-free and distributions after age 59½ are taxed as regular income. These features, along with other items, such as loans, hardship provisions, early withdrawals and