Torah from Our Seder Table to Yours Sarah Pachter The following Torah thoughts were shared at our Seder table last year. Please enjoy these insights, from our Seder table to yours. Tefila Rav Elimelech Biderman shares that Passover night is a powerful time for Tefila.…

Sarah’s Corner: Torah from Our Seder Table to Yours

Dear Readers, Much has been spoken about the serious conversations we need to have with our children. “They need to know there are people who do terrible things.” “They can’t continue to live under a rock.” “They can handle it!” Without weighing in on the…

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Book Review: Two New Kids’ Books Educate and Entertain Here I Am: The Story of Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis By Carol UngarIllustrated by Dena AckermanMenucha Publishers38 pp. Reviewed by Devorah Talia Gordon                    Hineni, “Here I am,” was said by Avraham Avinu and Moshe Rabbeinu when…

Book Review: Two New Kids’ Books Educate and Entertain

How I Wrote Two Books with Five Kids Sarah Pachter When friends of mine hear that I published two books in the span of five years (some of which were during a pandemic!) while simultaneously raising five children, they are often curious to hear how…

How I Wrote Two Books with Five Kids

JWOW! LAUNCHES WEBSITE TO REACH EVEN MORE WOMEN 50+ Devorah Talia Gordon A few years ago, Sara Brejt heard Faigie Horowitz and Miriam Liebermann speaking about the empty nest on a Chazaq internet radio program. She was inspired; the subject was one near and dear…

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Dear Readers, Much has been written about the allegations of abuse by a person the community had given their trust, support and respect. It’s important to discuss and analyze each angle on its own so that we learn, apply and implement the correct lessons going…

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Abuse Prevention: How to Deal with Abuse Allegations or Suspicions Yehudis Litvak The recent allegations of abuse against a prolific Israeli writer of children’s books, and the events that followed, have shaken up our community. Our thoughts are with all victims of abuse, current and…

Abuse Prevention: How to Deal with Abuse Allegations or Suspicions

Am Yisrael Chai Sarah Pachter Who Can I Carry? Rav Fischel Schachter once made a shidduch for his daughter. He asked his mother, “Don’t you know the girl’s grandmother?” She answered, “Yes, we were in the war together.” At the time of the l’chaim, Mrs.…

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Maor: Opening the Door to Special Education Devorah Talia Gordon THE JOURNEY BEGINSWhen Iva R’Bibo was born nine years ago, her mother Sarah didn’t know right away that she had special needs. But soon she saw Iva wasn’t reaching the same milestones as her three…

Maor: Opening the Door to Special Education

Dear Readers, A common cause of headaches for me is when my glasses are dirty. Everything I’m looking at is in order, but since there’s a smudge on the glasses, reality looks off. In Shir Hama’alos of Tehillim, golus is referred to as a dream.…

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Are You Feeling Lucky? Sarah Pachter “Are you feeling lucky?” the dealer calls out as he rolls the dice. We often ask ourselves this question in the casino of life, too. But luck may be very different from what we perceive.  In his book Eyes…

Sarah’s Corner: Are You Feeling Lucky?

Dear Readers, As we leave the Yom Tov commemorating the miracle of a small amount of oil last for 8 days, and the power of a small army rivalling that of a big one, it’s a good time to reflect on the flexible nature of…

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This Little Light of Mine Sarah Pachter It may be hard to imagine what Israeli-born Michal Oshman, a top executive at TikTok UK, has in common with the small group of Maccabees we know so well from Chanukah. When Michal was 18, she left home…

Sarah’s Corner: This Little Light of Mine

Dear Readers, Impulsive feelings. Imagery. Public pressure. Shaming. Who would imagine the power these currently wield? If we can travel back in time and ask people what their opinion would be, taking into account the relative risk involved, regarding shutting down schools, not visiting the…

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A Different Angle Sarah Pachter When defending white collar criminals in court, a high-profile defense attorney once shared that the hardest part of his job is explaining to his clients that they have committed a crime. Preposterous! Or so we think. Interestingly, the human mind…

Sarah’s Corner: A Different Angle