Special Holiday Edition Everything You Need to Start the New Year Right!

Preparation Is Key Achieving A Meaningful High Holiday Season July 2016

Elul, Selihot, Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur… These days, perhaps the most important and holiest days of the Jewish year, are once again upon us. While we’re well-aware that every day in the month of Elul is precious, the question begs to be asked: why the build up? Is it really necessary to brace ourselves for Read More »

By Leon Sakkal

The Shamir Worm – The Radioactive Wonder July 2016

The use of radiation in various cutting processes has expanded considerably in the past two decades, primarily due to the development of extremely powerful tools capable of making highly accurate and clean incisions. Laser cutting tools are used in a wide variety of processes, from diamond cutting to operating rooms. Like electricity and countless other Read More »

By Rabbi Zamir Cohen

Are There Enough Bees For A Sweet New Year? July 2016

Something’s telling the bees of the world to buzz off. As we busily tend to our holiday purchases – which of course include our beloved jar of honey – few of us realize that these jars are becoming more difficult to produce, and may be more difficult come by in the not-so-distant future. Around the Read More »

By Dave Gordon

Make It Real: Sticking To Our Rosh Hashanah Resolutions July 2016

Every year, as Rosh Hashanah approaches, we take stock of our lives. We examine the year that’s just passed and we starkly see how we’ve strayed. We know we need to be closer to Hashem, kinder to our spouses, more merciful to ourselves. We admit that we should be leading more focused lives, and seizing Read More »

By Kelly Jemal Massry

The Iran Deal Faces A Precarious Vote July 2016

Later this month, American legislators will likely be giving a “thumbs down” to the so-called Iran deal that was signed July 14 by Iran and five world powers, including the United States. The deal is aimed at lifting the sanctions that had been imposed on Iran, while continuing to hinder the Islamic Republic’s production of Read More »

By Dave Gordon

Kesher Unveils Its Latest Project July 2016

It was an evening to remember for the scores of guests who flocked to the home of Edmond and Terri Harary on Wednesday night, August 12th to learn about and support the vital work of the Kesher organization on behalf of our community’s young men and women. The Painful Truth To understand the importance of Read More »

By Leon Sakkal

To Your Health July 2016

For Girls, Mom’s Physical Activity Level Sets the Example Moms who want to encourage their daughters to be active should practice what they preach, a new study shows. “Mothers are the first potentially powerful female role model for their daughters, and their daughters’ beliefs and behaviors may stem directly from those of their mothers,” said Read More »

Life In The Big City July 2016

Senator Simcha Felder Addresses the Importance of Bike Safety Senator Simcha Felder visited local day camps on August 18th to discuss the importance of wearing helmets while bicycling. The visits were part of the Senator’s “Wear a Helmet” Campaign, which was launched together with BINA Stroke and Brain Injury Assistance, in response to reports that Read More »

Celebrating Yom Tov July 2016

1              What is the reason for the requirement to rejoice on Yom Tov? The festivals are a time to rejoice in our connection to Gd and the privilege we have to serve Him, and thus there is an obligation to celebrate and experience joy on these occasions. This mitzvah trains us to constantly find joy Read More »

Sage Advice July 2016

Dear Rabbi, I recently had a bad business experience with a fellow Jew in our community. The person was not honest in conducting his business, and he ran off with a significant amount of money that I paid him in advance for his services (that he never provided). Someone recently asked me for his phone number to conduct Read More »

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