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By Alan Jay Gerber Issue of May 15, 2009 / 21 Iyar 5769 Some years ago while teaching a course on the Holocaust in English literature at Brooklyn’s F.D.R. High School, one of my Polish-born … more
Issue of May 8, 2009 / 14 Iyar 5769 Concerned about Vaad’s reputation To the Editor: Last week you published a letter from Rabbi Billet and his letter was very telling in many respects … more
From the other side of the bench By David Seidemann Issue of May 8, 2009 / 14 Iyar 5769 It’s not for mortal man to view what happens to another and opine as to whether he or she … more
By Alan Jay Gerber Issue of May 8, 2009 / 14 Iyar 5769 “Ish imo v’aviv tira’u …You shall each fear your mother and father.” This Sunday is Mother’s Day. Should you by any chance … more
By Rabbi Avi Billet Issue of May 8, 2009 / 14 Iyar 5769 In the laws of Rosh Hashana (Shulchan Arukh 581:1), the Rema says the leader of the services, the chazzan (cantor) must be 30 years old … more
By Rabbi Avi Shafran Issue of May 8, 2009 / 14 Iyar 5769 I don’t often ride the New York subways, but not long ago I found myself leaving a train deep beneath Brooklyn, at the borough’s … more
Chateau Le Crock 2001 By Adam Neustadter Issue of May 8, 2009 / 14 Iyar 5769 Never does a week pass without someone asking me to recommend a wine. Don’t get me wrong, I love to do it. The … more
Still in Mitzrayim By Mitch Krevat Issue of May 1, 2009 / 7 Iyar 5769 The weekend before Pesach, as Jews scurried around the Five Towns preparing for their annual Passover exodus to points … more
From the other side of the bench By David Seidemann Issue of May 1, 2009 / 7 Iyar 5769 In a few hours, the Boeing 767-200 would touch down at JFK as I eagerly awaited my level bed and … more
By Alan Jay Gerber Issue of May 1, 2009 / 7 Iyar 5769 There is almost never a day when the State of  Israel does not draw some attention somewhere in the world. This has become the norm. … more
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