September 2009

THE PRIDE OF LAKEWOOD October 2016

By: Esther Aboud In a city brimming with first-rate Torah institutions, Rabbi Mordechai Dabbah’s Yeshivat Keter Torah has drawn especially wide acclaim, combining t he highest academic standards with an emphasis on the personal development of each student in accordance with their rich Sephardic heritage. Few would argue that the famous Bet Midrash Gevoha (BMG) Read More »

By Esther Aboud

UNEARTHING HIDDEN TREASURES OF THE BEN ISH HAI October 2016

By: Yehuda Azoulay The recent war in Iraq has been a long and difficult one for American soldiers, but it has resulted in the discovery of priceless artifacts from the glorious, vibrant Jewish community of Iraq.   During the American-Iraqi war, which began in 2003, Iraqi militants destroyed much of the old Jewish cemetery in Read More »

By Yehuda Azoulay

JOKES October 2016

The Most Important Job An architect, a surgeon and an economist were arguing over which of them holds the most prominent position. The surgeon said, “The very first thing Gd did after creating man was surgery, to extract Eve from Adam’s rib. This shows that surgeons are the most important.” The architect then retorted, “No, Read More »

I Q VS. E I Q: WHY BEING SMART ISN’T ENOUGH October 2016

By: Rifka Schonfeld Hymie is the genius of the class. He scores 100 on every test, understands even the most difficult pieces of Gemara, and makes complicated math computations in seconds. What he can’t do easily, however, is make friends. “He seems to push people away,” his mother reports. “When I send him to play, Read More »

By Rifka Schonfeld

A FEW SIMPLE HABITS… CAN SAVE YOUR TEETH October 2016

By: Jacques Doueck D D S With all the advances in preventive dentistry, it shocks me that so many people still get cavities. If the damage continues, they end up with root canal; if the damage gets worse and the teeth cannot be saved, they must be removed and replaced by implants.   In over Read More »

By Jacques Doueck D D S

CHAPTER 4: STALLIONS AND SMOKE October 2016

By: Esther Pardes Joey and Ezra sat against the wall of the barn, watching attentively as the instructor demonstrated to the twins how to properly sit in the saddle. Rebecca was balancing easily upon her black pony. Morris, however, was as white as the horse he was sitting on. “Morris, the horses walk very slowly!” Read More »

By Esther Pardes

GIVE GENEROUSLY October 2016

By: Rachel Dayan A new organization, Charity Endorsements, aims to provide collectors with well deserved dignity while imparting donors with unprecedented confidence in their “investment”.     Michael is torn. In his office, listening to a horrific tale of sickness and debt, of hunger and deprivation, he wants so badly to help the man standing Read More »

By Rachel Dayan

NOTICES October 2016

Congregation Bnai Yosef has a special offer on holiday seats for anyone who did not pray there last year. Call 718-627-9861

AUGUST 2009 October 2016

Births – Boy Leon & Rosie Mansour Roni & Miriam Sharbani Rabbi Eli & Neima Sutton Rabbi Ronnie & Farib Ashkenazi Yehuda & Ruth Ben-Haim Soly & Danielle Hallaby Benny & Julie Cohen Rabbi Eliyahu & Renee Ashkenazi Izzy & Shevy Nachum-twin boys   Births – Girl Eli & Eva Kairey Joseph & Julia Baghdadi Read More »

TORAH RIDDLE, RHYME & REASON October 2016

Riddle: Which perakim (chapters) in Tehillim have pesukim (verses) arranged according to the Aleph Bet?   Rhyme: A day of judgment this is, The shofar’s blast piercing and severe! Hashem’s sitting on His throne Judging us on our deeds this past year. If this is such a serious day, Why then do we celebrate With Read More »

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