Sunday, July 23, 2017


Pantone Names ‘Greenery’ the Color of 2017

Carlstadt, NJ—With emerald hues, forest greens, sea foam greens and olive tones popular in recent fashion, murmurings in the fashion world hinted at a green-themed announcement from Pantone this past December, but many were still surprised by the bright shade announced as 2017’s Color of the Year. “Greenery bursts

Sage Advice for the Trump Administration

The Bible instructs every Jewish king that he must have one book with him all the time: the Torah. He should read it every day so that he will know three things: that he is accountable to God for his behavior as ruler; that he is bound by the Torah, the Constitution of his people, and is not above the law; and that he must not

Pushing Off Homework

People are always asking me the benefits of working at home.

Well, that’s not true. No one talks to me, because I work at home. I don’t really interact with the outside world. For the most part, I work in my living room, which always struck me as an odd name for a room. You’re supposed to

The Sweetness of Chesed

While most 11-year-old girls were home on a cold Thursday night doing homework or playing on their computers, Lielle Holzer and Leebee Bendheim were out shopping. And not for themselves. They were buying a bounty of birthday gifts for the participants of i-Shine in Bergen County. This outing began as a concept about a year

Can Simchas and Healthy Lifestyle Choices Mix?

Everyone knows the excitement and anticipation felt before a big “shmorg.” Similarly, many can relate to the morning-after regrets of bloating, feeling stuffed and general discomfort caused by overindulging at such events. But kiddush goers and simcha attendees can take comfort in the fact that they are not

Thoughts From Alon Shvut After Terror Hits Home Once Again

This past Motzei Shabbat, I told my husband that I think we live in the safest place in the world.

It was right after havdala, and I had just turned on my cell phone and discovered that while we were sitting and enjoying our Friday night dinner with our children, there had been a shooting in the

Beloved Rebbetzin Ruth Schonfeld’s Petira Saddens Many Communities

Asara B’Tevet, marked this year on Sunday, January 8, commemorated a national disaster for klal Yisrael when the Babylonians first surrounded the Beit Hamikdash with towers for two and a half years and instilled fear in Yerushalayim’s inhabitants. One day later, on January 9, communities within the United States as well as

Music in Jewish Day Schools

Music is an integral part of a young person’s life. Most students in Jewish day schools will sing a Jewish song in tefillah at least once a day, and many of those same students will engage in some sort of musical activity, whether it be tapping a pencil, singing a harmony or reviewing a section of Fur Elise on the piano, at least

Speak of Nothing

It’s almost January 16, and do you know what day that is? That’s right: It’s National Nothing Day.

Don’t pretend. You did not know that. In fact, you’re probably saying, “I thought every day was National Nothing Day.”

But it’s true. I

Pesach in Vallarta

Typically, after winter break, the next big vacation begins to loom in the minds of the Jewish community—the often-dreaded Pesach holiday. The intense cleaning, the precise kashering, the shopping for both clothing and overpriced food, not to mention the cooking marathon, leave very little time to enjoy any sense of

Israel Spotlight: Corey Feldman

Corey Feldman is studying in Yeshivat Lev Hatorah in Ramat Bet Shemesh. He is from Scarsdale, and attended Westchester Day School for elementary school and SAR for high school. His family davens at Young Israel of Scarsdale.

His next stop? New York University.


The Shpielmans Have Arrived Just in Time for Chanukah

Come meet the Shpielmans—a Jewish family of toy figures combining quality with extra fun—perfect for children, and designed beautifully enough for a museum.

The Shpielman figures promote Jewish values, depicting various traditions within our religion and

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