In the most recent issue of Jewish Action magazine, Robert J. Avrech penned an article about what it’s like to be a successful Shomer Shabbos screenwriter in the bowels of Hollywood. He spoke about his article — and his new e-book describing his love affair with his wife, whom he met as a fourth grader in
Listen to Rabbi Avi Berman, director of the OU Israel Center, discuss Aliyah and Anglo life in Israel. Read more about this topic in the upcoming Spring issue of Jewish Action!
My wife and I have developed a profound love of pajamas. It is deep and unconditional. We are also quite fond of each other. The alignment of these two factors translates into a strong preference for “nights in” (rather than out on the town) complete with movies and popcorn on our comfy couch. (At present,
In the Stamford Hilton’s ballroom — now transformed into a rather crowded shul — NCSY advisor Ayelet Roller led a discussion about the story of the Tower of Babel. Why, she asked, did Hashem, in the words of the parsha, “come down” to the people building the tower? The seven teens who surrounded her tossed
Anna’s aunt was 35 years old when she was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent a double mastectomy. Anna’s great-grandmother had breast cancer before turning 50. Anna knew that these facts were spotlights shining on her own genetic makeup, but until she switched doctors last winter, she hadn’t been approached to be tested. She had
Every so often, a piece of breaking health news sweeps the media and reaches the public through every major news network. A couple of weeks ago, the following headline began rapidly circulating- “’Healthy Obesity Is a Myth, Report Says.” Yes, one year after doctors finally declared obesity as a disease, and many years after the
In this week’s Parsha, Moshe could not stand by and watch his Jewish brothers suffering. He took matters into his own hands, he stood up to a bully. It seems as if there always was and unfortunately there always will be bullies. We are often concerned about our children being bullied by others. There are
Every so often, a piece of news hits from the world of health that is so big it is picked up by every news outlet there is. And a couple of weeks ago, every print and electronic media outlet pick up on the following headline: “Healthy Obesity Is a Myth, Report Says.” Yes, one year
“It’s my hope that every so often we are shown something out of the ordinary as a reminder that while there are reasons to doubt, there are also reasons to believe. “
Rabbi Cohen visits a Shopping Center in Stamford CT in search of G-d’s shopping list and New Years resolutions. Rabbi Daniel Cohen is the senior rabbi of OU member synagogue Congregation Agudath Sholom in Stamford, CT.