Modern finance revolves around interest.  Banks and investors dispense cash to individuals and corporations that need it with the expectation that they will receive significantly more in return over time.  And, as anyone with a mortgage knows, the longer it takes to repay, the more the lender demands in return.  This arrangement, to a large Read More »

By Rabbi Eli J. Mansour

WHAT’S IN A NAME? July 2016

If you’re considering opening a bank account anytime soon, do it at TD Bank. No, I’m not some writer-cum-TD sales agent trying to sway you with a TD banking sales pitch. I am just a simple woman who likes decent customer service. This past Tuesday night (at 11:13 PM, to be precise), I phoned TD Read More »

By L. Azar

Shavuot: Appreciating Our Most Prized Possession July 2016

More than 3,300 years ago, in 1312 BCE, the Jewish Nation received what is undoubtedly their most precious gift. It is a gift so grand and so profound that it is coveted by all who comprehend its value. Surviving the Test of Time Over the course of history, there have been those who have reconstructed Read More »

By By: Leon Sakkal


Are smartphonesbenefiting children,or hindering theirability tofunction? That is a question with a not-so-simple answer. Current research shows that parents may have reason to worry and certainly need to be vigilant about their children’s usage. A 2012 Neilson survey revealed that the average teen sends more than three thousand texts a month – about seven an Read More »

By By: Dave Gordon

The Komodo Dragon July 2016

The Komodo dragon (pronounced kuh–MOH–doh), also known as the Komodo monitor, is the largest and by far the deadliest lizard in the world. It is extremely aggressive and so strong that it can hunt and kill prey much bigger than itself. This menacing lizard has a long, flat head; powerful jaws; scaly skin; curved, sharp Read More »

By Efraim Harari

Ask Jidoh July 2016

Dear Jido My husband sold his business two years ago and made enough money to retire. The problem is that he’s only 36. He now spends his time doing mostly leisurely activities: playing sports and video games or hanging out with friends. This seemed fine for the first few months, but I feel like he Read More »

Healthy Homelife July 2016

Good communication, imperative in all relationships, requires tools that can be easily learned and mindfully perfected. This month we explore the “I” message technique – not to be confused with the imessagesent via Smartphone (which is in itself problematic!) What is an “I” message? A way of saying how you feel without attacking or blaming Read More »

By Mozelle Forman

Rice Krispies Ice Cream Sandwiches July 2016

From Kids Cooking Made Easy by Leah Schapira and Victoria Dwek Ingredient ¼ cup (1/2 stick) margarineor butter 1 (16-ounce) container marshmallow fluff 8 cups rice krispies 1 quart ice cream, slightly defrosted 3/4 cup sprinkles or chocolate chips 1.    Melt margarine in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add fluff and mix until Read More »

Summer Dining July 2016

The weather is warming up, Pesach is behind us and summertime is approaching which can only mean one thing – new restaurants! Many restaurants wait until after the holidays to open their doors. Business can finally get moving at a steady pace and they can test out the waters in their new space. Summer is Read More »

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

What Makes Children Listen? July 2016

Children and adults share the universal need to feel respected. As adults, we feel demeaned when someone commands us in a belittling way and the same is true for our children. When they are constantly addressed in a commanding tone, kids come to feel like they can’t do anything right. They come to feel like Read More »

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