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Proceed(s) with Caution

Rabbi Yecheskel Ostreicher We are living in interesting times. Low-income families who usually live on a shoestring budget weresuddenly, almost miraculously, given a bonus of thousands of dollars, enabling them to make Pesachwith ease. Many families got upward of $10,000. But that’s not all.The recent stimulus bill is soon going to be giving even more …

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White House News

Biden’s Next Move: Raising Taxes Following the success in having his $1.9 trillion coronavirus stimulus bill passed in Congress, President Biden is turning his attention to raising taxes on wealthy Americans, a top policy agenda which he campaigned on. The current tax plan the President wants introduced in Congress includes increasing the tax rate on …

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White House News

$1.9 Trillion COVID Relief Bill Approved in Congress The House of Representatives passed the much-anticipated $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill along party lines on Wednesday, just days before the Sunday deadline to extend enhanced unemployment benefits which millions of Americans have been relying on over the course of the pandemic. The legislation includes an extension …

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The Shadchan Says

A conversation with R’ Tzodek Katz R’ Katz is a Lakewood based shadchan. He has been making shidduchim for sixteen years. Question: I’m 18 years old. I’ve recently graduated seminary and am about to enter the world of shidduchim. Lately, I have been hearing many stories of divorce, some of them quite shocking and disturbing. …

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Pastrami Pinwheels

Fleishig Finger Food Planning your Purim seudah? Finger food is always welcome for its practicality. Easy to serve, simple to eat. Feel free to serve at any temperature and be sure to please the crowd! Pastrami Pinwheels The thought of these is absolutely mouthwatering! Yield: 24 wheels Ingredients: 2 tablespoons oil 1 Spanish onion, sliced …

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Cake Kabobs

Recipe by Chaya Ruchie Schwartz Photo by Chay Berger We all love a pretty dessert with little effort. The prep time can be cut down by buying store-bought brownies and cubed fruit. Have fun with any variation you can think of! 6 servings  Fudgy Brownie recipe:  1/2 c cocoa 1 stick marg Pinch salt 2 …

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The Shadchan Says

Question: I am a 23-year-old boy, and I am currently seeing someone. In fact, I am ready to get engaged to her, but she is still not sure. We’ve already been on seven dates. Is there a specific number of dates required before getting engaged? Mrs. Krupenia answers: Every social circle has its own average …

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Mid-Winter Trip Guide

This list has been updated to reflect changes for the Winter 2021 season. The Voice of Lakewood takes no responsibility for the tznius or kashrus of any venue or attraction mentioned here. Please call to confirm prices, hours of operation, availability, and COVID-19 protocols before making plans. Please adhere to all instructions, be safe, make …

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