Monday, October 23, 2017


Hurricane-Ravaged Communities Benefit From OHEL’s Trauma Support Team

(Courtesy of OHEL) OHEL’s trauma team, which has years of experience in natural tragedies, continues to provide critical help to individuals, families and schools

US Jews Continue to Support Israeli Charities During High Holidays

Despite concerns, Israeli charity platform says donations from US have not been affected and are expected to increase for fifth straight year.


Teach-NYS Advocates Free Lunch for All

This week, Teach-NYS, a project of the Orthodox Union, along with Jewish and Muslim community leaders, students, Public Advocate Letitia James and members of the New York City Council rallied on the steps of City Hall to call on Mayor Bill de Blasio to include Jewish and Muslim students in the

Inspirational Tips for Autumn Outdoor Entertainingf

(BPT) The days are shorter, the temperatures are cooler and kids are back in school. You’ve said goodbye to summer socials,

Building a Dialogue

Around Pesachtime, I usually offer some kind of advice column. Sukkottime I don’t. But I should. People need advice for Sukkot too. We have men building houses, keeping plants alive and dancing in public, and none of these are our strong suits. So here goes:

The Jewish Link Chol Hamoed Activity Guide

Chol Hamoed Activity Guide

Chol Hamoed dates: Sunday, October 8-Wednesday, October 11

Back on Tracks

In our home, we take the custom of eating challah with honey during this time of year very seriously. If having honey is symbolic to having a sweet new year, we aren’t taking any chances of abrogating that symbolism.

Character Ambition

Rabbi Tully Harcsztark delivers a teshuvah drasha to SAR HS before Yom Kippur.

Here’s how it happened: I had already been up for over an

The Jewish Community and Drug Addiction: Al Cheit for Not Listening, Not Learning and Not Acting

This week, our community joined too many others who have confronted the impossible task of saying goodbye to a young person stolen from this world, robbed from us by the dreaded illness of addiction. In her 23 years on earth, Miriam made an indelible impression on so many who already miss her terribly.

Hesped for Miriam Orlan, a”h

Darcho shel olam, the way of the world is for children to gather to say goodbye to parents; parents are not supposed to be standing graveside to say goodbye to

The Unanticipated Boomerang: Al Tashlich Moreinu L’eit Zikna

During the 16 years I lived in Florida, I saw 80-year-olds who played tennis weekly, an 85-year-old who actively owned three Walgreens, and an 88-year-old who supervised the construction of an 80,000-square-foot school building on a daily basis. Due to great strides in medicine,

What a Year!

It was a year of first names. Indeed, there was Donald, Nikki and, sadly, even Harvey and Irma.

Certainly, much happened in the Hebrew year 5777. We think it’s probably safe to

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