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The Soveya Approach

Interview with Rabbi Eli Glaser, CNWC, CWMS, Founder and Director of the Soveya SolutionA. Levy There are numerous diet programs on the market as well as many local nutritionists here inLakewood. What makes your program unique?First, I want to acknowledge that there are many fine clinicians in the Jewish community, some of whomI’ve helped begin …

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Proceed(s) with Caution

Rabbi Yecheskel Ostreicher We are living in interesting times. Low-income families who usually live on a shoestring budget weresuddenly, almost miraculously, given a bonus of thousands of dollars, enabling them to make Pesachwith ease. Many families got upward of $10,000. But that’s not all.The recent stimulus bill is soon going to be giving even more …

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White House News

Republicans, Democrats Fight Over New Election LawsPresident Joe Biden is being lambasted by Republicans over his claims that a recently passed voting lawin the state of Georgia is reminiscent of the Jim Crow era—the period after the Civil War when lawmakerspassed laws that made it nearly impossible for black people to vote. The 98-page law …

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Chol Hamoed Trip Guide

In between all the meaningful Yom Tov meals and time indoors, Chol Hamoed is a great time to get fresh air and enjoy fun physical activities together with family. The Voice takes no responsibility for any errors listed below or the kashrus of any establishment. Please call any location in advance to confirm hours, availability, …

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The Shidduch Fog

A Roundtable Discussion Simi Groner Shidduchim. It’s a topic that is fittingly the backdrop to almost every conversation about communal issues—it all comes back to shidduchim. Here, the Voice presents a candid conversation with two of Lakewood’s most experienced and insightful shadchanim, Rabbi Meir Levi and Rabbi Shloimy Lewenstein. Do you find that within the …

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Thankfully, Its Boring Again

Rabbi Yitzchok Landa About five years ago, my second grader taught me an interesting game—and a lesson about life. We were living in Eretz Yisrael at the time, and a new charedi political party was founded by one of the generation’s undisputed gedolim. The party, called Eitz, was in direct competition with the established party …

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White House News

Biden’s Next Move: Raising Taxes Following the success in having his $1.9 trillion coronavirus stimulus bill passed in Congress, President Biden is turning his attention to raising taxes on wealthy Americans, a top policy agenda which he campaigned on. The current tax plan the President wants introduced in Congress includes increasing the tax rate on …

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The Shidduch Fog

Where Is the Community? I am a single girl living in Lakewood. I was so angry when I read your editorial about your relative who wants to hush the conversation about the shidduch crisis because it might be disturbing to some. Is he for real? Clearly, he is saying this because his daughter just graduated …

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The Shidduch Fog

When a person or community is facing a problem, is it better to be painfully aware of the problem or blissfully unaware? I would think that should depend on whether there is some form of hishtadlus that we can do to attempt to solve the issue that is being faced. However, that wasn’t the perspective …

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