The Ultimate Simchah

By Peri Wechsler / September 14, 2023 / 0 Comments

“Sisu v’simchu b’simchas haTorah…”The words whirl around you, whispering promises of the simchah a life of Torah brings. You sing along, giving expression to your belief that Torah brings the ultimate simchah. But you wonder, How? How does Torah bring a life of simchah? How does it happen? How can I tap into that higher, […]

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The Highest Standard

By Peri Wechsler / September 7, 2023 / 0 Comments

Old-Time Ideals, New-Age Enhancements As the food market shifts dramatically, the old is renewed and KCL steps up to the plate Elisheva Braun Facilitating the highest level of kashrus for Lakewood’s discerning consumers has been KCL’s mission for over 30 years. Today, the hechsher brings updates and upgrades to accommodate its rapidly expanding consumer base. […]

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Between The Textbook Lines

By Peri Wechsler / August 31, 2023 / 0 Comments

The Curriculum Conundrum Can we educate our children without sacrificing their chinuch? M. Brejt Twenty lines in the science textbook have been Wited-Out since they state that the world is billions of years old. A novel is set in the Holocaust years but the protagonists are not frum. A history curriculum focuses on the greatness […]

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No Child Left Behind

By Peri Wechsler / August 24, 2023 / 0 Comments

Stopping at Nothing Rabbi Dr. Yosef Shimon (Joel) Rosenshein advocates for Klal Yisrael’s children Elisheva Braun A few years ago, a Russian family called me. Their seventh-grade daughter, Sara*, was being kicked out of her school, and there was no room for negotiation. Mr. Roth*, its director, is the grandson of my dear friend who […]

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Making the Workplace Work

By Peri Wechsler / August 17, 2023 / 0 Comments

Exploring challenges and opportunities at the workplace A Two-Part Series Part 1: All in a Day’s Work Elisheva Braun Keyboards click, phones ring, and a low hum of voices drift out from the kitchenette. From daybreak to lunch break to late afternoon, desktops glow and coffees flow as the buzz of business fills the air. […]

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To Serve Those Who Serve

By Peri Wechsler / August 11, 2023 / 0 Comments

Elisheva Braun The steaming forest drips sweat from every leaf and branch. Spiders the size of dinner plates string themselves between trees, and the undergrowth hums with the songs of a million insects. A young ben Torah hurries through the woods. Stone-faced soldiers, M-16s held ready, march before and behind him. Suddenly, from between the […]

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The Voice of Singles

By Peri Wechsler / August 3, 2023 / 0 Comments

Is Our Attitude Contributing to the Shidduch Crisis? Chani Juravel LCSW We’re all read so many discussions, articles, and op-eds on the topic of singles in our community. I’m not weighing in with my opinions or analysis; I have none, because when it comes to people, there’s no one-size-fits-all answer, insight, or piece of advice. […]

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Tannersville and Hunter Mountain

By Peri Wechsler / July 28, 2023 / 0 Comments

Compiled and photographed by Sarah Einhorn of BeenThereDoneThatTrips.com Hunter Mountain is a popular vacation destination in New York. The elevation of the town of Hunter is over 1,500 feet, and neighboring Tannersville is at an elevation of 1,900 feet. I am often asked for a vacation destination not too far from a minyan and kosher […]

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Who Will Remember Us?

By Peri Wechsler / July 20, 2023 / 0 Comments

A Conversation with Auschwitz Survivor Mrs. Judith Berg Elisheva Braun The world breathed life as I drove to see Mrs. Judith Berg. Rich greens, riotous flowers, and the warm exhale of summer breezes surrounded me. Indoors, it was just as vibrant. Mrs. Berg sat on a textured blue couch, smiling and laughing with visitors. But […]

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CSB Care

By Peri Wechsler / July 13, 2023 / 0 Comments

R. Silver The children cluster around the chair, waiting tensely. Will it work? Then the computerized voice rings out. “Mazel tov, children.” The mother bites her lip, trying to keep back the tears. It’s been months since she heard her husband speak. Disabilities are an unfortunate fact of life. We daven for good health, to […]

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