Growing Like Stocks Sarah Pachter I once heard the following story from Rabbi Leib Kelemen:  He met a Jewish woman who did not dress modestly, and had never kept Shabbos or kosher. After establishing this, he shared, “I can only hope and pray that I…

Sarah’s Corner: Growing Like Stocks

Dear Readers, In case you missed it, an invisible sculpture by Italian artist Salvatore Garau recently sold for $18,000. In the words of the artist, “the sculpture is intended to be displayed in a 5×5 foot square… even if you can’t see it, it does…

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The Shivas Haminim Exhibit at YAYOE Educates and Inspires Students Yehudis Litvak Creative expression applied to Torah learning resulted in a stunning and educational exhibit for all ages at Yeshiva Aharon Yaakov Ohr Eliyahu (YAYOE). With guidance from YAYOE’s art director, Mrs. Sharon Saks, and…

The Shivas Haminim Exhibit at YAYOE Educates and Inspires Students

Dear Readers, Shavuos articles typically refer to the greatness of our eternal Torah and its Mitzvos. They might also speak of the grand, world-changing giving of the Torah on Har Sinai and the preparations the Yidden undertook. However, let’s focus on the uniqueness of the…

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Are We Raising Responsible Children or Obedient Children? Sarah Pachter When the COVID-19 pandemic began, everyone’s roles drastically changed. Responsibilities expanded for parents, teachers, medical professionals, and many others. Parents found themselves working from home while simultaneously teaching their children the school’s curriculum. Medical professionals…

Sarah’s Corner: Are We Raising Responsible Children or Obedient Children?

From Head to Heart Sarah Pachter “The longest journey you will ever take is the 18 inches from your head to your heart.” Andrew Bennett While jogging with my son one morning I asked him if he thought I should accept a lecture opportunity I’d…

Sarah’s Corner: From Head to Heart

Dear Readers, We all have our complaints about the mainstream media and its obsession with negative stories, creating a feeling that’s all that’s going on around us. The question is though; which came first the chicken or the egg? Is the media creating an atmosphere…

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Book review: Miracles From Israel: Biblical Promises Fulfilled Reviewed by Sarah Pachter Miracles From Israel: Biblical Promises Fulfilled by Cynthia Hannah is a must-read. This magnificent book expounds upon Hashem’s blessing and protection over the land of Israel. With its sleek design and large size,…

Book Review: Miracles From Israel: Biblical Promises Fulfilled

Total Freedom Sarah Pachter Most females I know have stood before their closet and thought, I have nothing to wear! As the men in their lives can attest, most of the time, this feeling does not reflect reality. Now imagine you are going on vacation…

Sarah’s Corner: Total Freedom

A Steady Glow: Three Local Writers Shine with New Books Miriam Hendeles, Joan Ziff, and Kylie Ora Lobell Best Foot Forward: How a Broken Bone Changed My Life ForeverMiriam Hendeles Bubby and Zayde TalkJoan Devorah Ziff Jewish Just Like YouKylie Ora Lobell, Illustrated by Barbara…

A Steady Glow: Three Local Writers Shine with New Books

Dear Readers, We all grew up with the story of the two brothers who would each drop a bundle of wheat at the other’s house thinking that it was the other brother who could use it more than he can. In today’s society, this story…

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What the Orthodox Girl Taught Me Sarah Pachter D.V. was the first “cool” religious girl I met. I was 18 years old and had just arrived in seminary.  She was just a year older and strictly Orthodox. She had a double-name (Devorah-Shainale), and her sister’s…

Sarah’s Corner: What the Orthodox Girl Taught Me

Dear Readers, 3,333 years ago the Yidden in Mitzraim were instructed by Moshe to take a sheep, the idol of the Egyptians, and tie it to their beds. They were to explain to anyone asking that in a few days they would be shechting the…

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When Everything Goes Wrong Sarah Pachter Oooh, that looks good! Click…add to cart. Oh my goodness, that’s gluten free? I’ll take two! Click. A few clicks later I completed my Pesach order, and called Mrs. Goldman[1], a 98-year old Holocaust survivor. Years ago, she had…

Sarah’s corner: When Everything Goes Wrong