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Lev Torah Teaching From The Heart July 2016

Yeshivat Lev Torah’s new, diverse faculty and administration are raising the bar of yeshiva education in our community. “They’re happy to come to school, happy throughout the day and excited about their learning. They love bringing work home and have an innate will to learn more – they appreciate when teachers push them.” This description Read More »

By Kelly Jemal Massry

The Dual Personality Of Matzah July 2016

This is how the Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines the word “matzah.” But when we take a deeper look into the message behind these “large crackers,” we are sure to walk away inspired. Matzah is referred to as lehem oni, the bread of our affliction, as it reminds us what it means to live without dignity; to Read More »

By Leon Sakkal

Insights Into The Haggadah July 2016

Why do we call the night of Pesach the “Seder”? The Hebrew word “seder”means “order.” Everything we do at the sederfollows a special order – kadesh, urhatz, etc. To be successful in anything in life, one must do things in an orderly fashion, ensuring to perform all our activities in the proper sequence. What is Read More »

By Rabbi Daniel Levy

Counting Our Lucky Stars July 2016

From planet Earth, the naked eye can discern some 4,000 stars in the nighttime sky. Ancient peoples mistakenly believed that this was approximately the total number of stars in the universe, spread out across the sky like night-lights fixed in the celestial dome of the world. No one thought it possible that the small, flickering Read More »

By Rabbi Zamir Cohen

Matzah Alternatives July 2016

What options are available for those who have trouble eating matzah at the seder? I recently received the following email: My father is too old to eat regular matzah at the seder. Does he have any other options if he wishes to fulfill the mitzvah? There are many reasons why an individual might not be Read More »

By Daniel Eisenberg, M.d.

A Promise Of Survival July 2016

The ambitious “Izmir Project” is working to preserve the glorious heritage of one of the most storied communities in the history of Sephardic Jewry. Located at the edge of the sparkling Aegean Sea is the wondrous jewel of a city called Izmir, once known as Smyrna by the Greeks. Izmir is Turkey’s third largest city Read More »

By Linda Tucker

Life In The Big City July 2016

AirTrain Will Finally Connect LaGuardia to Subway Speaking at a breakfast hosted by the Association for a Better New York, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced plans to construct an AirTrain to connect LaGuardia Airport to Manhattan, Gothamist reported. “You can’t get to LaGuardia by train today,” Cuomo said. “And that really is inexcusable. That is something Read More »

Pesach For Kids July 2016

Creative tips on how to make the pre-Pesach preparation fun and memorable for your children “Dust is not hametz and your kids are not the korban Pesach.”  This sage advice from the Lubavitcher Rebbe, zt”l, is perfect for shifting our perspective as we prepare for Passover. Anyone who has tried to clean for Pesach with Read More »

By Chaya Steinman

Remembering A Gadol: Hagaon Rav Chaim Leib Epstein, Zt”l July 2016

On Tuesday night, January 21, Torah Jewry was shaken by the passing of Maran HaGaon Rav Chaim Epstein, zt”l, Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshiva Zichron Meilech in Brooklyn, at the age of 79, after battling a serious illness. Rav Chaim was born in 1935 in the Polish city of Mir; his parents were Rav Yosef Dovid, Read More »

By Leon Sakkal

Teens Still Think Light Smoking Is Safe July 2016

Teens Still Think Light Smoking is Safe Many teens think that light or occasional smoking isn’t bad for them, according to an analysis of a nationwide youth survey. “But they are wrong to think that lighter smoking is not very dangerous,” said lead author Stephen M. Amrock of the New York University School of Medicine. Read More »

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