Peri Wechsler

Nation in Turmoil

The United States is experiencing its most tumultuous period in decades after violent pro-Trump protesters stormed the US Capitol building in Washington, DC, as Congress convened in a joint session to tally the Electoral College results, which showed that Joe Biden won the presidential election held on November 3rd. Since the election, President Trump has …

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Dessert Dash

Fruity Choco Clusters These are so simple, yet so pretty and delicious! Try it, the results will speak for themselves. You can customize the fruit to your liking. Yield: 9 clusters Ingredients: 2 bars good-quality dark chocolate ½ cup Rice Krispies 1 kiwi 2 strawberries, diced (fresh or frozen) 1 small orange, diced into tiny …

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A Change of Perspective

Big presents come in small packages. Sometimes the package is so small that the present remains unnoticed. One such present we were endowed with is the power of our mind. Perhaps the most multifaceted and unlimited tool we possess as humans is our mind. Our mind can think, observe, dissect, and process information. But more …

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Vaccine Misery

You don’t have to be a political junkie to know what the number-one debate going on in that arena is these days. While both parties have moved away from any sort of profession of fealty to the ideal of rugged individualism, they diverge substantially on how to go forward from there. On the one hand, …

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Decision Time

Deciphering the mesivta-hunt confusion Shneur Streicher If you are a parent who has reached the stage of finding a mesivta for your son, you definitely have what to be grateful for. And if you haven’t yet reached that stage, you have what to be grateful for, too. Choosing, and getting into, the right mesivta is …

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Big Dreams

More Than Skin Deep PA Zecharia Lind, Dermatologist and Inventor Y. Sekula and P. Nussbaum If it’s late in the evening and you can’t reach him, he’s probably busy giving emergency stitches to a child, teenager, or adult with a serious cut. A unique and remarkable member of our local medical community, PA Zecharia Lind …

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Teachers Wonder Why Lakewood Schools Remain Open

Zoom In Most public school districts across the state have intermittently opened and closed, switching from in-person to remote learning and back again as cases spiked and waned in their districts—except Lakewood. After being the first to open for all-in-person learning, Lakewood is the only public school district to remain open throughout the pandemic. Now, …

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Pleasure, Not Pressure

Kabbalas Ol Malchus Shamayim Rabbi Shaya Cohen Nothing is more central to Yiddishkeit than the concept of kabbalas ol malchus Shamayim, acceptance of the kingship of Hashem. We declare this acceptance twice daily in Krias Shema and we remind ourselves of it when we perform mitzvos such as tzitzis, tefillin, and learning Torah. But it’s …

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Trump Grasping at Final Straws

With the final days of his presidency quickly slipping away and the odds of overturning the result of the presidential election having grown infinitesimally small, President Trump is grasping at all remaining options to secure for himself a second term in the White House. Despite there having been no evidence of widespread fraud in the …

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