It sounds like the start of a good joke, but it isn’t. It’s the one line that best describes my insightful realization on a recent family trip to Europe and Africa.
A frustrated mother laments ‘our broken community’, and the neighborhood schools’ inability to treat its parent bodies with ‘respect’. From random and sudden school calendar changes, to the schools inability to coordinate with each other.
A mother, who is also a medical doctor, shared her thoughts on the flu – and the importance of getting vaccinated – after reading a heart wrenching story on facebook group made up of 72 thousand physicians who are also mom’s.
Ten years ago a tragic accident claimed the lives of Rabbi Zev and Rochel Simons in Sydney, Australia, and last week marked their tenth Yohrtzeit. Their son, Rabbi Mendel Simons, today a Shliach in Los Angeles, authored a letter connecting his parents roles as educators into his Shlichus and the need for values based education with an emphasis on passionately living.
Dr. Aaron D. Twerski, Professor of Law at Brooklyn Law School, writes in Crain’s New York why yeshiva education is remarkably effective in providing the tools necessary for success in the secular world.
In a heartfelt open letter to the community, Rabbi Avraham and Shayna Granat, Shluchim to Coral Springs, FL, express a unique request on behalf of their special son, Yehuda Leib, who passed away this morning – shortly after the letter was written – at 13 days old.
While most orthodox Jews reacted with joy and happiness to the news of President Donald Trump commuting the sentence of Sholom Mordechai Rubashkin, some expressed their dismay and “profound disgust” with the joy that followed the news. Rabbi Mendel Kaplan took to social media to call out those sentiments.
“Why do we need to wait for bad things to happen to someone before we even bother to acknowledge that they exist?” asks Florida Shliach Rabbi Avrohom Brashevitzky in this striking op-ed. “Are we worth more dead than alive?”
The Gestetner and Polonsky families have penned the following open letter of thanks to the Crown Heights community and to the Jewish community at large, for the outpouring of kindness and prayers during the past few difficult weeks leading up to and after the tragic passing of Shua Polonsky, OBM
President Street residents are up in arms over a 4:00am ‘wake-up call’ they received courtesy of an NYPD patrol cruiser announcing that residents must come out and move their cars. One reader, Amir P., was so upset that he called it “brutality” and authored a letter about this shocking experience.
In response to the recent attacks on yeshivas in New York, Rabbi David Niederman – a member of the executive committee of Parents for Educational And Religious Liberty in Schools (PEARLS) – set the record straight in an op-ed in the Daily News this morning.
The Kinus Hashluchim is fast approaching. Once again our streets will be filled with Shluchim of all ages, from all over the globe. And once again our streets will also be filled with the same complaints, Sina, and Loshon Hora.
Following the tragic death Malky Klein, a troubled young woman who was failed by the system, which shocked the Orthodox-Jewish community to its core, renowned Crown Heights educator Dena Gorkin wrote the following op-ed as a tribute to the young woman, which contains a list of tips that educators and parents should use for raising their children.
“Every year, when the Jewish Telegraphic Agency summarizes the top ten Jewish moments of the year (“that had the most significance for Jews”), I am reminded of how out-of-touch and how irrelevant the JTA are to the Jewish community in general, and to the Orthodox Jewish community in particular,” Writes Los Angeles attorney Baruch C. Cohen in this op-ed he submitted to CrownHeights.info.
In an explosive op-ed published in the Times of Israel, a modern-Orthodox father of four explains how he was able to cut down his Jewish expenses to “just” $40,000 a year.
In an op-ed published in The Times of Israel, Shelley Civkin revealed what she believes is the best kept secret in the Jewish world.
Col. Jacob Goldstein, who served for 34 years as Chairman for the Crown Heights Community Board, explains why he believes community members should support Ede Fox in tomorrow’s Democratic primary for City Council, and not Laurie Cumbo.
In response to this op-ed published earlier this week on CrownHeights.info on racism in Chabad, one community member responds that the only true racism is not holding up our African-American neighbors to the same standards as everyone else.
An anonymous member of the Crown Heights community submitted this op-ed, suggesting a simple and practical solution to the ongoing tuition crisis – a solution that restores power to the parents, and takes us back to the way things used to be long ago.
A parent who functions as a friend is denying that child a functioning parent, says author Shoshanna Silcove in this op-ed she penned for CrownHeights.info.
Following the horrific events in Charlottesville, VA, this past weekend, Bracha B. a Crown Heights resident, says she can no longer remain silent in the face of a grave issue within our community.
“What kind of cushy lifestyle have we gotten accustomed to that so many want to thrive off the culture of victimhood?” asks D.J. Granovetter in this op-ed he submitted to CrownHeights.info.