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Submitted: Pizza – What type of message are we giving over to our children?

There is something that has been troubling me for a while, but I always thought it was just me. Fortunately, there has been more talk about the issue lately and I...

Submitted: While I love Trump, his budget is terrible for Lakewood overall

I am an Orthodox Jew who is a loyal and fierce Trump supporter. The President has been better to Jews than any other president in history. From Rubashkin to...

SUBMITTED: ‘Kosher’ Youtube show turns ‘not so Kosher’

Dear GL, I hope you allow this to be posted on your website. I know a number of Lakewood residents who watch a 'youtube show'. I would guestimate...

Reader Submitted: Why I Got Rid Of My Alexas & You should too

My husband recently purchased a few Alexas from Amazon for our home. He placed them strategically around the house: In the bedrooms, kitchen, den, etc. In all honesty, they were so convenient...
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OPINION: Thank you Dems for giving Trump the 2020 election on a ‘Trumpian’ silver...

For starters, it is integral to understand the impeachment process and terminology. Impeachment is when the United States House of Representatives votes against the President accusing him of 'high crimes'.  For a...

Opinion: We shouldn’t be promoting divorce

This past week's Mishpacha cover caught my eye and I want to share my opinion about it. With the most respect to a wonderful magazine such as Mishpacha, I...

OPINION: Chemed accused of using fear-mongering tactics which may have caused the measles ‘outbreak’...

The following first appeared on the Children's health defense organization website yesterday. On November 14, thousands congregated at the National Mall in Washington DC the V.I.E. (Vaccine Injury Epidemic)...

Reader Submitted: What happened to ‘safety first’?

As a kid, we knew 'safety first' - as adults some people forget it. How does that happen? Or should I ask, Why does it happen? I live near...

Reader Submitted: I Hope The Aguda Makes More Than $10 MILLION

I recently saw an article bemoaning the fact that the Agudah might make a tremendous amount of profit on the Siyum Hashas. The estimate was near 10 million. While I agree with the...

Reader Submitted: The Aguda Makes MILLIONS, While I – a Misayem – Can’t Afford...

Business or Kovod Hatorah? If the price is an indicator, it’s the former. It happens once every seven and a half years. Tens of thousands of Yidden finish Shas. A massive achievement...

GL EDITOR: This Chol Hamoed Let’s get it right

The Torah ideal is to greet each and every person with a pleasant smile. In Pirkei Avos (1:15) Shammai says: Receive (greet) every person with a “sever panim yafos”.  Rav Shmuel Berenbaum , ztz”l, greeted every person with a smile – Jew and non-Jew...

Reader Submitted: Mega TV screen in the middle of the עיר התורה, something MUST...

Yomim Noraim. Days of Awe. We prepared all Elul to finally reach the climax of the Yomim Noraim. We joined the throngs of bnei Torah in the עיר התורה of Lakewood as...

Reader Submitted: It’s Not Too Late To Do Teshuva for Ona’as Devorim

The pasuk in Vayikrah (25:17) tells us: ולא תונו איש את עמיתו ויראת מאלקיך Chazal explain that this pasuk refers to the Biblical prohibition to cause...

Reader Submitted: We must accept anti-vaxxers or we are wasting Yom Kippur

Note: I am not "anti-vax," but simply stating the obvious, that halacha prohibits the unjust marginalization of Jews who don't vaccinate. Banning healthy children...

An open Rosh Hashonah letter

How heartbreaking it was on Friday to watch the neighborhood children coming off the bus excitedly displaying their Rosh Hashonah projects while knowing other children are hiding behind the curtains crying because...

An open letter from the father of Malky Klein A”H

פתח לנו שער בעת נעילת שער... These are words we will all be reciting בדמעות שליש within a couple of weeks. We will be asking Hashem, moments before נעילת...