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A stitch in time saves nine, comedians like to keep their audiences in stitches and then there are just plain stitches…. My boys were seven and five years old and playing in the backyard on Shabbat afternoon, when my younger son came running in. “It’s not my fault,” Jeremy kept on repeating. “Daniel told me to throw the block of wood up to the bush so the ball would fall down, I didn’t know it would fall on his head.” more
Although the last graduates of the Brooklyn Talmudical Academy (BTA) and the Central Yeshiva High School for Girls left the East 14th building over 35 years ago, it was still sad to hear about … more
It’s a brand new Seasons. The completely remodeled supermarket, for many years branded as Supersol, is the latest enhancement in a world of increasingly upscale kosher shopping experiences. And its opening, anticipated by the end of January, will likely supercharge the relatively quiet Lawrence business district. more
When I married in 1983, my friends were either renting apartments in Forest Hills, Riverdale or Flatbush. We chose Forest Hills. It was a nice Jewish community, only a 25 minute subway ride to … more
Brach’s Supermarket in Lawrence confirms that it is closing. The store notified the state Department of Labor that it would shutter on May 1, terminating 127 employees. more
My husband Jerry was living the life as a senior in BTA’s super garbage class in 1973. Things could not have been going better, as he was naturally fun-filled and irresponsible. Then, a … more
I received an invitation to a Purim costume party with a “historical figure theme” a few weeks ago. I love costume parties —until I actually have to come up with a costume. So I tried to come up with some creative ideas. more
By the time you read this column it will probably be T-minus 2 days to Purim. Are you panicking yet? Have your shaloach manot been packed? Your seudah shopping completed? Your costumes picked out? Back in the day, I don’t remember any panicking. more
The good news is I’m going to Israel nine days before Pesach; the bad news is I’m coming home two days before Pesach.  My husband and I are going to visit his daughter, husband … more
Jerry has wonderful memories of davening with his father in Rabbi Landau’s shetible, in Flatbush, on the Yomim Tovim. Starting when he was a young boy … more
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