Tuesday, September 17, 2019


We Need to Talk

We need to talk about death. More specifically, we need to talk about your death. I know, you don’t want to think about what may happen to you when you die. But by giving no thought to death now, you’ll be worse off later.

At Hebrew Free Burial Association, time and again we are confronted with

Bursting with Holy Visions: An Interview With Israeli Artist Dorit Gur

Stamford—Dorit Gur has been interested in art since she was a young child. Through her art, she explores Judaism, with its multifaceted mystical meanings and, in so doing, examines her own sense of being. Today she continues to paint and showcase such mystical visions in her own art gallery in

US-Israel Anti-Tunnel Project Gets Initial Approval by Congress

‘Iron Dome has saved countless civilian lives; an anti-tunneling defense shield will save countless more’

The House Armed Services Committee on Wednesday approved an amendment to the annual defense policy bill (NDAA) that would allow the US and Israel to develop an “anti-tunneling

Limmud Regional Conference Welcomes 900 Russian-Americans

On an early spring weekend, over 900 millennium-generation “plus” Jews of Russian heritage gathered for the Sixth Annual Limmud FSU (Former Soviet Union) New York Region Conference held in Parsippany, NJ.  The intense, three-day “learning experience” explored Judaism through a packed agenda of lectures, discussions,

The Success Story of Stan Steinreich

For Stan Steinreich, the world is an open conversation where barriers are broken through impactful, meaningful use of communication. Look at his accomplishments and you will see a man who has given the Jewish world much of his time, much of his efforts to see programs such as Birthright, the Jewish Federation for the Righteous,

Finding Joy

Moving to a new place is hard. Moving to a place with a different language is harder. But moving to a place under missile attack is beyond difficult. Still, that’s what Malakhi and Tanya Yehuda did last summer when they departed Riverdale, NY, on the Hudson River, for Ashkelon on the Mediterranean coast near Gaza.

How Kosher Is the Kosher Switch?

As technology changes, new opportunities arise for Shabbos-observant Jews that should not be ignored. However, when evaluating new technology we have to look at reality and not hype. Four years ago, the “Kosher Switch” launched online, billed by its inventor as a game-changer that will radically redefine the Shabbos experience.

Yeshiva University High Schools to Honor Community Leaders and Dedicated Faculty at Annual Dinner

New York, NYYeshiva University High Schools (YUHS) will host its Annual Dinner on Tuesday, May 12, at the Marina Del Rey in the Bronx, NY. Faculty honorees include Mrs. Ruth Fried, chairperson of the science department and director of the Science

The Making of OHEL’s “Rising from Divorce” Video

Though ubiquitous for centuries, divorce today has increased significantly in the Orthodox community. In today’s times, almost everyone knows someone affected by divorce. Given this new reality, OHEL believes there is an important need to better educate the wider community about the impact of divorce, and the specific roles that

Personal Style Redefines Tradition for Engaged Couples Choosing Tableware

BPT—Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue. The well-known saying may seem cliche, but the adage defines tabletop trends for spring wedding registries. Engaged couples are steering away from the conventional choices made by their parents’ generation. Experts say they are instead opting for personal

Domestic Bliss: Five Fabulous Wedding Registry Upgrades

(BPT) - Getting ready to say “I do?” Of all the tasks you’ll do to prepare for your big day, creating your wedding registry will be one of the most fun. It’s your chance to choose everything for your home, from towels and linens to plates, flatware and kitchen gadgets. Be sure to add choices in a variety of price ranges so

Two Brothers Stand Up in Defense of Israel

Today, there are more than 6,000 lone soldiers serving in the Israeli Defense Forces. A “lone soldier” is a soldier who has no family in Israel to support him or her. They range from new immigrants to a volunteer from abroad, an orphan, or an individual from a broken home.


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