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Chol Hamoed Sukkos Trip Guide

Compiled by Dina Steinberg Chol Hamoed is a great opportunity to get fresh air and enjoy fun activities with family. Below is a compilation of family-friendly locations that are sure to provide hours of wholesome enjoyment. Enjoy! Note: Please call any location in advance to confirm hours, availability, pricing, and COVID-19 protocols. Tip:Many places require …

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Meet Yehoshua Berger of Esrogshopper.com

A Tailor-Made Arba’ah Minim Experience When selecting arba’ah minim, everyone has their own preferences. Chazon Ish, Lefkowitz, Teimani, Yanover, pitum, no pitum, size, gidul, shape, color, yichus…everyone is looking for their own personal predilection and chumros. The thought has passed through many a mind: Wouldn’t it be great if I had access to a mumcheh …

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My Father My King

Say It with Feeling! A Conversation with Rav Chaim Elazar Blau, Veteran Chazzan for BMG’s Beis Medrash HaYoshon Rabbi Mordechai Resnick As the Yamim Nora’im approach, my mind conjures images of the uplifting years when I had the privilege to daven on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur in the Yoshon beis medrash. Time seemed to …

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The Farmers Need Us

The Farmers Are Ready to Observe Shemittah But They Need You to Make It Happen! Sruly Fruchtzweig It’s up to us With just a couple of weeks to go before the onset of shemittah 5782, close to 4,000 farmers are preparing to allow their beloved land to lay fallow for a full year. While shemittah …

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Back To School

From the desk of Rabbi Eliyohu Meir Schmelczer Dina Steinberg Two sharpened pencils and a crisp new notebook may be what we envision as we prepare our children for the new school year (and a three-inch binder, a Hebrew-English dictionary, six highlighters, and a four-pocket folder with fasteners, of course). In truth, school prep extends …

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Tech For Teens

Dina Steinberg Newness is in the air. It permeates the classrooms, where freshly waxed floors squeak and pristine whiteboards seem aglow. It filters into our homes, where we prepare for the Yamim Nora’im, taking stock afresh of our lives. What better time is there than this season to address a challenge that affects us all …

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Advance Child Tax Credit

Q&A with Menachem Abraham of Oscar Abraham CPA Question I opened my online bank statement the other day and was surprised to find an extra few hundred dollars deposited there. Was this another stimulus check? A late rebate? An early tax return? Answer Americans across the country have gotten used to receiving small federal windfalls …

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Hagaon Rav Yitzchok Feigelstock Zt”l

The Quiet Giant Who Inspired Thousands with Love and Exactitude Harav Mordechai Respler, Rosh Yeshivas Mesivta of Long Beach, reflects on the legacy of his Rebbi, Hagaon Rav Yitzchok Feigelstock zt”l Y. Strauss Side by side, rebbi and talmid paced the front of the beis midrash, pausing every now and then. The bachur, Mordechai Respler, …

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Bein Hazmanim Summer Guide

Bein HazmanimDina Steinberg Places to GoFor many, bright sunshine will always bring up images of adventure: wet, mossy rocks, gushingwaterfalls, a makeshift roadside barbecue, midday hikes, and the magic of the great outdoors. Summerdazzles with endless opportunities for exploration, discovery, and bonding. The memories you form onthose hot, sticky days will likely last a lifetime.Before …

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Shining Spark

Penina NussbaumDuring the Three Weeks we remember and mourn the tragedies Klal Yisrael has suffered and thelives we have lost during our long and bitter galus. One of the largest, most horrific, and mostconsequential attacks on world Jewry occurred merely 75 years ago. The Holocaust was a periodof persecution and destruction on a scale the …

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