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Halachic Safe Spaces at Work

The Doeihu Email Program Naftali Koenig still remembers the excitement he felt on his first day of work. He had landed a sought-after job straight out of yeshivah, using a connection his father-in-law had procured. Naftali entered the office all smiles, ready to learn and be a great employee. Truth be told, there was much …

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My Heart is in the East

Kumu V’naale Tzion: A Historic Movement Brings Lakewood to Eretz Yisrael Elisheva Braun Anyone who’s been there knows the feeling. It’s a sense of belonging, the knowledge that you are where you’re supposed to be as you breathe in the holy air, knowing that you’re home, among brothers. In a chain stretching back to the …

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The Advocate

Rabbi Avi Schnall carries on his grandfather’s legacy at Agudath Israel of New Jersey Elisheva Braun From the yeshivos of Flatbush and the rolling hills of Oorah’s The Zone to boardrooms and courtrooms across the country, Rabbi Avi Schnall’s experiences share a common thread: he is a person who truly understands the value, meaning, and …

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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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