Sunday, July 23, 2017


‘With Might and Strength’ Tells Rabbi Shlomo Goren’s Story

Review of ‘“With Might and Strength”: An Autobiography,’ Edited by Avi Rath & translated by Miryam Blum. (2016) Maggid Books. Hardcover. 457 pages. ISBN-10: 1592644090.

I have long been fascinated by the personality and psakim (halachic rulings) of Rabbi Shlomo

Rabbi Paysach Krohn Is a Sparkling Storyteller

Reviewing: “Illuminations of the Maggid,” by Paysach Krohn (2016), Hardcover: Artscroll. ISBN-10: 1422618226

This may be Rabbi Paysach Krohn’s best Maggid book. As one reads story after story (it is almost impossible to put it down, so know that you may become sleep

‘Trouble Ahead’ Provides Lessons for Young Readers

(Excerpted from Holt’s latest novel, “Trouble Ahead,” the second in the Achdus Club series)

The shrilling noise crept into her consciousness even as Ruthie Somerfield wanted to ignore the sound. She tried covering her head with her pillow, but the alarm just kept wailing.

‘Emunah With Love and Chicken Soup’ Is a Wonderful Cliché

Review of ‘Emunah with Love and Chicken Soup: The Story of Rebbetzin Henny Machlis, the Brooklyn-born Girl Who Became a Jerusalem Legend.’ By Sara Yoheved Rigler (2016). Hardcover. 576 pages. ArtScroll Shaar Press. ISBN-10: 1422618358.

Okay, you’ve heard all the clichés,

Dating References: What They are Saying About You

Join The Jewish Link of New Jersey on Facebook on Wednesday, 12/7, at 12 noon, for a live Q&A about dating references with Rabbi Cohen, featuring Mindy Eisenman, staff connecter at YU Connects! Feel free to ask them questions in advance to

DeVos Pick as Education Secretary Gets an A+ From Day-School Advocates

President-elect Donald Trump’s nomination of Elisabeth “Betsy” DeVos to become the nation’s next secretary of education could be an important first step in making education vouchers a reality for thousands of yeshiva and day school parents from the tri-state area and all over the country.

Boys Need Female Role Models, Too

In high school, I was fortunate to have the opportunity to learn Gemara at least one period a day, for all four years. I began freshman year with almost no knowledge of Gemara, and graduated with the ability to learn a sugya of Gemara on my own with Rashi and Tosfot. My growth in Gemara learning was, of course, thanks to the

Balfour, UNESCO, Jewish Destiny and Historic Travesty

On November 2, we celebrated the 99th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration of November 2, 1917. On that day the British government published the Balfour Declaration, signed by its foreign secretary, Lord James Arthur Balfour. The Declaration — addressed to Lord Lionel Rothschild who was asked to bring it to the

Four Organizations Merge to Lead Next Stage of Jewish Innovation

UpStart, Bikkurim, Joshua Venture Group and U.S. based-programs of PresenTense consolidate to be central resource for Jewish Innovation.

San Francisco—UpStart, Bikkurim and Joshua Venture Group announced that they are consolidating into a single organization—UpStart—to

Mendy Vim Offers Special Passover Experiences Close to Home

Looking for a luxury Passover hotel experience about three and a half hours from NYC? Renowned Pesach event planner Mendy Vim offers a unique location for the discerning holiday traveler- —the Equinox Resort in Manchester Village, Vermont, a Luxury Collection Golf Resort & Spa. It’s not every day you can stay

MatzaFun Tours to Host 16th Annual Perfect Passover

MatzaFun is proud to announce its 16th year of the Perfect Passover featuring elegant Passover seders, gourmet glatt kosher cuisine and non-stop fun-filled activities for your entire family. Don’t pass over this Passover. Make it a MatzaFun Passover. With one phone call you can book a Passover holiday and celebrate with a

CyberSem Women’s Online Classes and Seminary Launched

For many young Jewish women who have already finished high school and are well past college, beginning their families and careers, studying in Israel for the year or spending a gap year at a seminary may not be possible. While it has become a rite of passage for many, there are still many more for whom the opportunities did not

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