How to Plant the Seeds for Individual Growth in Children Sarah Pachter Nili Couzens, a parenting expert, explains a beautiful analogy about raising children. Imagine someone who wanted to plant an apple tree. Because the apple tree requires a certain type of soil, weather, watering…

Torah Studies: How to Plant the Seeds for Individual Growth in Children

Once Believed Impossible, Now You Can Perform the Mitzvah of Sh’mitta from ANYWHERE In the World! “The mitzvah of sh’mitta is only for Jewish farmers” is an oft repeated, but untrue misconception. With the upcoming sh’mitta year, Zo Artzeinu is on a mission to give…

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Yedidya: A NovelWritten by Naomi ElbingerBased on the Torah Series “Thanking Hashem When Things Look Bad” by Rabbi Daniel Yaakov Travis 327 pp.Distributed by Feldheim Publishers Reviewed by Devorah Talia Gordon From the opening pages of “Yedidya,” the reader is engrossed in the journey of…

Book Review: Yedidya

Dear Readers, We wish every Bar Mitzvah Bochur that in 10 years he should put on Tefillin with the same excitement as he did that morning. We wish newly married couples they should appreciate each other a decade later the way they do now. Is…

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Bike4Chai Gears Up for Record Number of Riders L. A cyclist will take part in an annual charity bike ride. As the country reopens following more than a year of COVID-19 lockdowns and restrictions, people are ready to hit the road… for a good cause.…

Bike4Chai Gears Up for Record Number of Riders

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