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Editor’s note: With a double parsha this week and the calendar edging closer towards Rosh Hashana, we present a second Torah column. Rabbi Etengoff is dedicating the following dvar Torah in memory of his sister-in-law, Ruchama Rivka Sondra, and the refuah shlaimah of Yosef Shmuel ben Miriam. more
Few industries are as low-risk and high-reward as the tzedaka industry. After all, there is little overhead, no merchandise to stock, a steady supply of customers, and customers pay cash without expecting anything in return. more
It was a morning like any other, a clear sky above the Upper West Side, where my art studio class at LaGuardia High School was starting its fall semester. Across Amsterdam Avenue, the gates of Engine 40 Ladder 35 quickly went up and fire trucks raced downtown carrying 11 men to an unprecedented emergency. more
As we approach Rosh Hashana the operative word is “judgment.” From the unique foods we eat, to the customs we maintain, our prayers, our thoughts all embody the idea that a court case of sorts is playing out in cosmic proportions. more
“To be or not to be” is not always the question. Sometimes the question is how to be? Should we be happy, or should we be sad? Should we be at war, or should we be at peace? Should we feel hate, or should we love? more
We gawked and stalked. We punned and had fun. In shock, we asked “how?” and then acted holier than thou. Some didn’t care, others pointed with indignation, while colleagues joined with foes demanding resignation. more
A few years ago there was a kerfuffle in the Orthodox Jewish world over a book called “Making of a Godol: A Study of Episodes in the Lives of Great Torah Personalities.” The book was a scholarly … more
Last week we were informed that we can no longer visit Vosizneias.com whose tag line is “The Voice of the Orthodox Jewish Community” and is a website devoted to bringing news, albeit in a … more
I am the co-president, along with AJ Berkovitz, of TEIQU (Torah Exploration of Ideas: Questions and Understanding), a Yeshiva University/Stern College student club whose goal is to create … more
In My View (Opinion) By Stephen M. Flatow Issue of April 3, 2009 / 9 Nissan 5769 There is no denying that anti-Semitism has been making a comeback in the past few years. But it’s not the … more
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