Monday, February 17, 2020

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Oral Support

I got the feeling that I don’t take my kids to the dentist often enough when, on their way out of their latest appointment, they were handed toothbrushes, and one of them said, “That’s not a prize. I already have a toothbrush.”

So clearly we’re missing something.

‘September 11, 2001:’ A Poem by Susan Borger

Editor’s note: Susan Borger served as director of personnel and human resources for the Orthodox Union from 1991 through 2006.  She was commuting to work on the last subway train to enter the World Trade Center before its collapse on the morning of 9-11-2001.  Susan passed away in November 2018 after a three year battle with

Riverdale Y to Show Irma Kramer Memorial Art Exhibit

Gallery 18 at the Riverdale Y proudly presents The Irma Kramer Memorial Art Exhibit, “Permeated by Paint: Art Works on Silk,” where paintings and scarves designed and produced by Irma Kramer will be on view from September 4 to October 4. The public is invited to an opening reception on September 8, 12:00-2:00 p.m.

Bat Mitzvah Girl Brings Art to Bronx Seniors

In honor of her bat mitzvah, Livia Kobrin, of Riverdale, decided to do something a little different. She went to the Van Cortlandt apartment complex, the Amalgamated Norc in the Bronx, to teach residents of the retirement community how to create mosaic panels to decorate and enhance

Surviving and Thriving Without Screens

Camp Morasha’s new technology policy, which was introduced during this past summer season, was crafted with considerable uncertainty and hesitation. Having participated in numerous planning discussions, I will be the first to confess my own initial reluctance and doubt.  To be clear, I fully recognize and appreciate the benefits

A Must-Listen-To Shiur on Kashrut in Israel

Finally we have an opportunity for some clarity on a murky topic that affects all of us at some time in our lives. For years and even decades, I (and many others) have been searching for some authoritative guidance about kashrut in Israel. We have all heard that the Israel kashrut scene is a complex issue surrounded by considerable

Danielle Lehtinen Acrylics Make a ‘Splash’ at the Riverdale Y

Gallery 18 at the Riverdale Y welcomes the community to it’s August “Splash!,” an exhibit of abstract acrylic paintings on canvas by Danielle Lehtinen, which will be on view through September 3.

“My paintings are a sort of jewelry for the walls,” explained Lehtinen. “Color, movement

Graffiti in Israel: Intent Makes the Difference

The Cambridge dictionary defines graffiti as “writings or drawings made on surfaces in public places.” Many of us think of vandalism and destruction when we hear the word, perhaps urban decay, but in Israel graffiti has been elevated to an art form.

Take Solomon Souza’s spray

Harry Fischel: Inspiring Others in the US and Israel

Reviewing: ‘Harry Fischel: Pioneer of Jewish Philanthropy,’ KTAV Publishers, 2012, edited by Rabbi Aaron I. Reichel, Esq., Hardcover, ISBN-10: 160280222X.

Many of Jerusalem’s hallowed streets bear the names of 20th-century Jewry’s most remarkable figures: Rechov Chafetz Chaim,

To Find Your Balance, Grab On to the Daf: A Tribute to Rabbi Dr. Brian Galbut, z”l

(Editors’ Note: This article is being reprinted with permission from the author. We would also like to note that Rabbi Dr. Brian Galbut A”H had many close family and friends in our readership areas and many knew him or his family members, which is why we are reprinting it in our paper this week.)

112 NJ Teens Spend Summer of a Lifetime on Mach Hach BaAretz

Last Tuesday evening 450 teenagers and staff from tens of communities across the US and Canada, including 112 teens from New Jersey, departed from Ben Gurion Airport as different people than when they arrived there five weeks earlier. This was due to the unbelievable journey they took touring Israel on the Bnei

112 NJ Teens Spend Summer of a Lifetime on Mach Hach BaAretz

Last Tuesday evening 450 teenagers and staff from tens of communities across the US and Canada, including 112 teens from New Jersey, departed from Ben Gurion Airport as different people than when they arrived there five weeks earlier. This was due to the unbelievable journey they took touring Israel on the Bnei Akiva summer

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