Friday, August 23, 2019


More Light and Less Heat: Jews and Abortion in Secular Law Contexts

New York State’s passing a recent abortion law inspired a flurry of statements by Jewish organizations expressing halacha’s opposition. The hubbub suggests Jewish tradition has a clear view of how Jews should react to secular abortion laws, when such is not the case.

Stamford Daf Yomi Approaches Its Third Siyum

Beginning in December 1996, a small group of members of Congregation Agudath Sholom, (CAS) in Stamford, Connecticut, embarked on a seven and a half year schedule to learn all 2,711 pages of the Talmud at the rate of one page per day. A former member named David Cohen organized and inaugurated

Manger-Lieberman Mikvah Spurs Stamford’s Growth

 Since 2011, the Jewish community of Stamford has operated a state-of-the-art mikvah, enhancing Jewish life in the area. The Minnie Manger—Marcia Lieberman Mikvah is located behind Congregation Agudath Sholom. The facility is dedicated in memory of a beloved mother and daughter,

The Av and the Rav: A Timely and Timeless Lens on the Home/School Partnership

With a weekly session with individual students, a biweekly meeting with the parents and a monthly conference with both parents and teachers, I spent the 1995-96 academic year participating in what was then known in the Teaneck Public School District as

Community Researchers Launch Marriage Study

Much has been said in recent years about the difficulties many singles in the Orthodox Jewish community have faced finding their intended, with the often used term “shidduch crisis” sparking fear and hysteria in the hearts of many. Hoping to shed further light on the growing singles

‘She Threw His Purse Into the River:’ Honoring a Parent With Dementia

The imperatives to honor and revere parents are truly weighty positive commandments. They are demanding even when ageing parents have clear minds and are essentially healthy. These precepts are even more challenging if a parent suffers a physical disability or dementia. It is not for naught that the third century

A Rabbi, an Author and an Inspiration

Rabbi Daniel Cohen would like all of us to find our “Elijah Moment.”

A rabbi, author and inspirational speaker, Rabbi Cohen is

Westchester Emerging Professionals Holds Kickoff Event

UJA-Federation of New York’s Westchester Emerging Professionals held their kickoff event on Tuesday, January 29, with a panel discussion on “How to Grow Your Business in Westchester.” The event was chaired by Ashley Bendell, Randi Rosenblatt and Andrew

Camp 613 Unveils New Activities and New Leadership for Summer 2019

Summer is all about having fun, and Camp 613 is determined to make this summer everyone’s best one yet. “We’re so excited to have added incredible and qualified new staff to our roster,” said executive director Aliza Fischman. Heading the girls for grades

The Contributions of Jews in Medicine

Reviewing “Jews in Medicine: Contributions to Health and Healing Through the Ages,” by Ronald L. Eisenberg, MD. Urim Publications. 2019. Hardcover. 464 pages. English.  ISBN-13: 978-9655243000. 

There’s an old

Yonkers City Council Honors Betty Migdol, Holocaust Survivor

The Yonkers City Council marked Holocaust International Remembrance Day by honoring Holocaust survivor Betty Migdol, a Yonkers resident since 1970. Yonkers City Council President Mike Khader and the Yonkers City Council members honored Betty with proclamations and a standing ovation, as

JNF Celebrates ‘Special in Uniform’

The Jewish National Fund (JNF) has expanded its dream and mission of re-establishing a Jewish homeland in Israel exponentially since its founding in 1901. From the pennies dropped into its iconic JNF Blue Boxes, there has emerged a vast network of projects and programs which

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