A Lakewood Legend

By Peri Wechsler / December 10, 2020 / 0 Comments

Reb Pinchus Gershon Waxman z”l A Lakewood Legend Penina Nussbaum Lakewood has lost a legend. Reb Pinchus Gershon Halevi Waxman z” l was a pillar of Torah, avodah, and gemilus chassadim for his family and for the entire Lakewood community. Pinchus Gershon, also known as P. G., was born in 1958 to R’ Yeshaya Dovid […]

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“There is no shoe about to drop”

By Peri Wechsler / December 3, 2020 / 0 Comments

Exclusive Interview with NJ Governor Phil Murphy on Pressing Issues Relevant to the Garden State Duvid Berry We live in times of uncertainty and volatility, with much constant change, much at stake, and much risk for loss or gain. Many of the decisions in the current climate are concentrated in the hands of the few. […]

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Time To Move On

By Peri Wechsler / November 26, 2020 / 0 Comments

It is time to move on. The presidential election is over. There does not seem to be any way—legitimate or otherwise—for Donald Trump to overturn the results. When certified, those results will give Joe Biden over 300 electoral votes, making him the next president of the United States. As we explained previously, the allegations of […]

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PTA: Practical Tips and Advice

By Peri Wechsler / November 19, 2020 / 0 Comments

PTA. A-three letter acronym that arouses some degree of anxiety in most parents. A big part of this anxiety is due to parents’ lack of clarity with regard to what they are meant to be doing during this few-minute meet and greet with the adult with whom their child spends a large part of their […]

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Cloaked in Pashtus

By Peri Wechsler / November 12, 2020 / 0 Comments

Hagaon Harav Dovid Feinstein zt”l, Rosh Yeshivas Tiferes Yerushalayim Y. Strauss Whoever was there to witness it will recall the moment fondly. Rav Shmuel Kamenetsky shlit”a stood at the podium in MetLife Stadium on that freezing day almost a year ago. The venerated Rosh Yeshivah was honored with being mesayem Shas and was about to […]

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A Nation Divided

By Peri Wechsler / November 5, 2020 / 0 Comments

2020 Elections Results Duvid Berry Be patient. We are doing this as quickly and as thoroughly as we can. That’s the message election officials in a handful of key battleground states are sending the country, and the world, as one of the most contentious presidential elections in history hangs in the balance. The majority of […]

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Closing Argument

By Peri Wechsler / October 29, 2020 / 0 Comments

Entering the home stretch of the presidential campaign, it’s becoming less and less of a question that the president is the underdog in this race. Poll after poll and projection after projection shows him behind Democratic nominee Joe Biden, with the conventional wisdom hardening and seemingly across the board. As of this writing, the RCP […]

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Election Reflection

By Peri Wechsler / October 22, 2020 / 0 Comments

Election Reflection Views on Voting, Parties, and Politics By: Penina Nussbaum The 2020 general election is expected to be one of the most consequential in the history of the United States. Policy platforms of the two major parties have become more polarized than ever. The presidential and vice presidential candidates elicit strong feelings on both […]

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Driven By Concern

By Peri Wechsler / October 15, 2020 / 0 Comments

Each morning, afternoon, and evening, they spangle Lakewood’s congested streets, transporting our most precious commodity. Behind the large steering wheel of each school bus sits a driver who must keep a sharp eye simultaneously on the road in front of them and on the lively children chattering behind them. Does your daughter’s driver frown at […]

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The Chol Hamoed Trip Guide

By Peri Wechsler / October 1, 2020 / 0 Comments

Just six interminable months ago, the Voice of Lakewood was forced to scrap its biannual trip guide a week before Pesach. As the then-popular joke went, for Chol Hamoed every family was going on a super-exciting trip—to the back porch. With the entire world shuttered, packed amusement parks with lines as long as Route Nine, […]

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