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WHY WE ARE SO RESISTANT TO THE WORD ? October 2016

By: Alyssa Elbogen Generally speaking, we all take our health seriously. We go for check-ups, we meticulously follow the doctor’s orders, and we do our own research. We care – for good reason – about keeping our bodies healthy, and, more than anything, about keeping our families healthy. In addition, we tend to be skeptical Read More »

By Alyssa Elbogen

THE PIONEER OF OUTREACH October 2016

By: Dave Gordon Communityjoins the Jewish world in mourning the loss of Esther Jungreis, a”h Five decades of devoted work as a successful and beloved outreach professional, during which time she brought the beauty and profundity of Torah to untold numbers of Jews, would have sufficed to make Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis a legend in her Read More »

By Dave Gordon

GADGETS AND GIZMOS October 2016

After stocking up on all the required items on your teacher’s list, it’s time to check out the fun stuff. These back-to-school items go way beyond your typical pens and pencils, and just might help kids get excited to head back to the classroom. HP Envy All-In-One Printer A key item which should be on Read More »

THE FLAMINGO October 2016

By: Efraim Harari Flamingos are tall, elegant, beautifully colored birds that live and feed in shallow waters. While there are six different species of flamingos, the general anatomy of them all is basically the same: long legs, long neck, curved bill, webbed feet, yellow eyes, and, of course, a colorful plumage. (Plumage is the layer Read More »

By Efraim Harari

FOOD SCIENCE October 2016

How and why does bread rise? There are four basic ingredients needed when baking bread: flour, water, salt, and yeast. The yeast is the ingredient responsible for making the bread rise during the baking process. Without yeast, bread would be stiff and flat. What is yeast? Yeast is a live, single-celled fungus. This fungus consumes Read More »

SMOOTH TRANSITIONS: SIX TIPS FOR OPTIMIZING YOUR CHILD’S TRANSITION TO HIGH SCHOOL October 2016

By: Mozelle Forman Making the transition from middle school to high school can be a particularly daunting time for students and parents alike. Incoming high school freshmen face demanding academic expectations, worries about friends, and confusing class schedules, and they may become anxious about it all. You, as a parent, are watching your little one Read More »

By Mozelle Forman

ASK JIDOH October 2016

Dear Jido A neighbor of mine has a beat-up automobile parked right in front of my home. I keep my home and property so nice and clean, as do the surrounding homeowners on the block, and so the sight of this car on the block is such an eye-sore. I mentioned in a joking manner Read More »

HELPING CHILDREN FEEL UNDERSTOOD October 2016

By: Tammy Sassoon “Validation”is an important technique that all parents should understand and use. When you are having a negative emotional response to a situation, a good friend who knows how to validate your feelings can really help you feel better. For example, if you call your friend to tell her about a frustrating day Read More »

By Tammy Sassoon

RESTAURANT OPENINGS & UPDATES October 2016

By: Elan Kornblum, A.k.a. “the Restaurant Guy” MANHATTAN Great American Health Bar After three decades in operation, Great American Health Bar (GAHB) will now be a Shomer Shabbat restaurant under OK supervision. GAHB is owned by the same people who own Cafe Classico up the stairs, which has always been closed on Shabbat and under Read More »

By Elan Kornblum, A.k.a. “the Restaurant Guy”

QUESTIONS TO ASK WHEN EATING OUT October 2016

By: Rabbi David Condiotti 1               “Can I speak to the mashgiach?” By asking to speak with the mashgiach, you are showing the establishment, or at least its employees, that his job is important, that he is fulfilling a crucial role in the operation of the restaurant or catering service, even if it appears Read More »

By Rabbi David Condiotti
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