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Republicans, Democrats Fight Over New Election LawsPresident Joe Biden is being lambasted by Republicans over his claims that a recently passed voting lawin the state of Georgia is reminiscent of the Jim Crow era—the period after the Civil War when lawmakerspassed laws that made it nearly impossible for black people to vote. The 98-page law …

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The Shidduch Fog

A Roundtable Discussion Simi Groner Shidduchim. It’s a topic that is fittingly the backdrop to almost every conversation about communal issues—it all comes back to shidduchim. Here, the Voice presents a candid conversation with two of Lakewood’s most experienced and insightful shadchanim, Rabbi Meir Levi and Rabbi Shloimy Lewenstein. Do you find that within the …

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Thankfully, Its Boring Again

Rabbi Yitzchok Landa About five years ago, my second grader taught me an interesting game—and a lesson about life. We were living in Eretz Yisrael at the time, and a new charedi political party was founded by one of the generation’s undisputed gedolim. The party, called Eitz, was in direct competition with the established party …

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Preparing for Pesach

Preparations for Pesach are well on the way. Houses are being transformed into chametz-free zones, food is being removed from the cupboards and placed in carton boxes, the strong smell of bleach invades the house, and slowly but surely, Pesach is being brought in. Of course, this is all being done in order to be …

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Stepping Up to the Plate

Rabbi Yecheskel Ostreicher It was a year ago to the day, when it all began; the week after Purim. We weren’t sure what it was, that slight cough, the almost non-recognizable fever, the loss of smell… By the time we realized, we were sucked into the new and painful reality called COVID. And what a …

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Purim Cookie Jar

Get-Rid-of-the-Candy Cookies The name says it all! Here is a fun way to get rid of all of the junk lying around your house while entertaining the kids! Note: You can use your favorite chocolate chip cookie dough or use the recipe below. Ingredients: 2 sticks margarine, at room temperature 1 cup sugar 1 cup …

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True Happiness

The secret of Jewish simcha Over the centuries, man has embarked on countless voyages and perused endless literature in search of the elusive goal of true happiness. Psychology claims its secret lies with them, travel agencies vouch their destinations provide it, yet so many seem never to find it, despite wandering to Far Eastern countries …

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Trump Impeachment Trial Kicks Off Former President Trump’s impeachment trial kicked off in the Senate this week in proceedings that allies of the former president say may not be constitutional due to Trump already being out office. Trump was impeached for a second time by the House of Representatives just a week before he left …

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Biden Unleashes Blizzard of Executive Actions In his first few days in office, President Joe Biden signed 30 executive orders, actions, and memorandums, with many of them seeking to dismantle President Trump’s policies. Below is a brief roundup of President Biden’s most significant early actions as president. Rejoining Paris Climate Agreement On his first day …

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The Inauguration

Joe Biden Sworn in as 46th President of the United States Joe Biden and Kamala Harris were sworn in as president and vice president of the United States at noon on Wednesday, ushering in a new era of Democratic control of the White House. The oath of office was administered by Supreme Court Chief Justice …

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