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CUI: Commitment Under the Influence

February 22, 2018, by

My father is always ready with a humorous marriage joke. One that generates noticeable laughter is when he quips, “I’ve been married for forty years but it feels like two days…(pause for an “aww” from the audience)…Yom Kippur and Tisha B’Av!” Although it is satirical to equate marriage with a 25 hour self-afflicting fast, unfortunately

Singles as Shadchanim: Singles Uniting Network

February 2, 2017, by

A new model of matchmaking in Maryland called “SUN,” or Singles Uniting Network, is taking shidduchim out of the hands of official shadchanim and placing it into the hands of singles. Founded by David Katzoff, a married father of two children who holds a deep desire to combat what he sees as a faulty shidduch system,

#4 – We’re Almost There: Living with Patience, Perseverence & Purpose

October 6, 2016, by

Rabbi Cohen speaks about ‘relationships’ and the key people in our lives. He shares the chapter in his book about his encounter with an Israeli taxi driver who helped him ultimately meet his spouse. He interviews Matthew Hiltzik, the CEO of Hiltzik Strategies and a leading communications guru. They discuss the value of building meaningful

Five Things Every Couple Needs to Know About Giving

December 2, 2015, by

When done right, gifts can be an expression of love and caring and can bring a couple closer together. Yet, gifts can often be a sore point and can produce the opposite result. Before you give or receive your next gift, here are five things you need to know: Know Your Love Language- Everyone has

What My Family Gained from the Mitzvah of Hachnassat Orchim

October 29, 2015, by

In this week’s Parsha we learn all about the mitzvah of Hachnassat Orchim from our forefather Avraham. My family really enjoys this mitzvah. Our morning blessings state that for this mitzvah, “man receives his reward in this world and the world to come.” We find this to be really true. While I hope that we

Stop Summer Tantrums Before They Start

July 8, 2015, by

Does it seem like kids meltdown and tantrum more in the summer? It may be because of lack of sleep — no kids want to go to sleep when the sun is still out and bed times are usually pushed off. Meal times also aren’t on schedule — not to mention the never-ending heat and humidity.