Category: Guest Writer

Hilchos Ice Bucket Challenge

by Rabbi Yerachmiel Kalonymous Eiswasser The so-called Ice Bucket Challenge or Nisayon D’li Kerach in halachic terms has brought the machle (illness) ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) to the attention of Jew and gentile alike. This time-honored minhag, referred to as…

“Frum Week”

A Guest Post by E. Fink Originally posted on Finkorswim.com. In a fascinating religious and social experiment, a young Jewish woman named Emily Langowitz, who was raised as a committed reform Jew lived as an orthodox Jew for one week.…

Tznius Envy

There are deadlines, and then there are deadlines. I’m the Writer in Residence this month over at BrooklynTheBorough.com, and I was supposed to turn in my column Friday. How I feel about deadlines is best expressed in an email that…