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Misaskim

The Lakewood community has seen astronomical growth over the past decade. With thousands of families moving here annually, there is an increasing demand for services in all areas. Schools, supermarkets, and many other establishments are constantly opening to keep up with that demand. Organizations such as Misaskim are no exception to the rule. The Lakewood …

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LRBC Inside Out

The Inside View Insider Information on the Insider Auction Shevi Handelsman Behind every seamless operation are levers being strategically pulled, dials being subtly spun, and engines being revved into action. It’s a constant hum of activity and a perfect synchrony of people, roles, and systems. Meet LRBC, the ultimate multi-armed operation. Of course, it takes …

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A Momentous Siyum at Gaon Yaakov

Building a Foundation for Torah Dedication Avi Schiff There’s the before and the after—before the siyum and after the siyum. That’s how one of the speakers at the gala siyum on Maseches Kiddushin celebrated by Mesivta Gaon Yaakov of Lakewood described the transformation of a bachur who completed the masechta. The siyum was a family …

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Teacher’s Salary Crisis

Elisheva Braun Are we asking the impossible of our teachers? We have come to expect their utter devotion to their students and their constant availability to parents, tutors, and therapists. We take for granted their beautiful sheets, well-structured lessons, and positive, stimulating energy. They provide all this faithfully, unfailingly, while bringing home a paycheck that …

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A Walk Through Town with Moish Lankry

Malya Simon There’s nothing like a Lakewood icon. It’s familiar. It’s well-run. It’s been around for years. Be it a popular store, school, or library that has been running since Lakewood’s early days, these icons serve as silent witnesses to the enormous population growth in our town and the challenges and triumphs that come along …

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Never Lose Hope

An Inspiring Conversation with Rabbi Sholom Mordechai Rubashkin Rabbi Mordechai Resnick Who doesn’t remember Chanukah of 2017, when Jews danced in the street to celebrate Rabbi Sholom Mordechai Rubashkin’s release from prison? Rabbi Rubashkin’s horrifying ordeal had been followed closely by Jews all around the world; his suffering was our pain, and his ultimate miracle …

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A Glimpse of Greatness

A Conversation with Rabbi Moshe Meir Weiss Shlit”a Meir Kass Two men trudge through the snow-blanketed streets of an unforgiving New York City neighborhood, bowing their heads and pulling their coats tightly around them as they fight against the brutal winter wind. The weather notwithstanding, they push forward—they are on a mission, and they won’t …

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Chanukah Gift Guide

Elisheva Braun Chanukah is a time of gathering and thanksgiving, of friends and family crowding around the candlelight and rejoicing in the gifts we have been given. And what better way is there to celebrate than by giving to the people in our lives whom we love and appreciate? Here, we share some Chanukah present …

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Rising Inflation

Supply, Demand, and Free Cash for Everyone How COVID-19 coupled with unprecedented government spending threw production and prices into a tailspin Dina Steinberg On a recent grocery run, I noticed a sign that said, “Due to fluctuating market conditions and rapid price increases, the price on the shelf may not match actual price at register. …

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