Saturday, February 16, 2019


Holocaust Survivor’s Prison Tag Remains a Mystery

Several months ago, Helene Kamioner of Riverdale, New York, received an unexpected email from Esther Gold, a relative living in Detroit, stating that Yad Vashem had contacted her about a prisoner identification tag that had been traced back to Helene’s father, Yechiel

The Last Remaining Sefarim Store in the Bronx

The founder of Riverdale Judaica, “Reb Yisroel,” as he likes to be known, was practically born with a sefer in hand. Born and bred in Crown heights, Yisroel is the product of the Lubavitch yeshiva system. Sefarim was his love and what he knew best. When he wanted to expand to his own store,

A First-Hand Account of Rocket Fire in Sderot

I was sent the following story by my daughter, an IDF lone soldier combat medic serving north of Sderot. The author is a young man named Michi, another lone soldier medic in her “garin.” The postscript to this

Documentary Highlighting Plight of Wounded IDF Veterans to Be Shown on Tisha B’Av

(Courtesy of Jerusalem U) Following the international launch of the film “When The Smoke Clears: A Story of Brotherhood, Resilience and Hope” on Israel’s

Desperation, Despair and Doing: Dealing With Devastation and Destruction

The Gemara in Gittin 56b tells a story about R. Yochanan ben Zakkai, the leader of the Jewish people at the time of the destruction of the Temple, talking to the Roman general Vespasian who was laying siege to Jerusalem. After he impressed Vespasian with his wisdom,

Tisha B’Av: A Springboard for What’s Next 

We are coming into a weighty few days in this last run up to Tisha B’Av.

The Chafetz Chaim shares a beautiful insight in his Sefer Shmirat Halashon (Sha’ar Hatevuna, Perek 11) about two children sitting at their

Keeping the Faith

Reviewing: “Torah From the Years of Wrath 1939-1943: The Historical Context of the Aish Kodesh” by Henry Abramson. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. Paperback. 2017. English. ISBN-13: 978-1975983727. $24.95.

RPM Raceway Opens Stamford, CT Racing Experience

(Courtesy of RPM Raceway) RPM Raceway, America’s ultimate all-electric indoor karting and entertainment

Reflecting on Visiting Day 2018

Camp visiting day is a highlight of the summer for many families. Eager parents wake up extra early on these Sunday mornings and load their minivans with care packages and special treats. On the way, they reminisce about their own camp experiences, and count down the

New Rochelle Native Leads HydroChic

HydroChic, producers of active and modest swimwear for women, was started from an epiphany in the summer of 2006 by company co-founder Sara Wolf, a New Rochelle native and SAR Academy alum. “On a hot summer day I was enjoying with my family at the Jersey

White Plains Resident Pens Book About ‘Hellish’ Breast Cancer Journey

Highlighting “Hell & Back: Wife & Mother, Doctor & Patient, Dragon Slayer,” by Tali Lando Aronoff, MD. Archway Publishing, 2018, Paperback, 290 pages, ISBN-10:

She Just Cannot Acknowledge When She’s Wrong

I’ve been dating Caren for four months now. When we first started dating, I couldn’t believe how wonderful she was. And she is wonderful. She’s fun, smart, pretty

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