My Husband Makes Mikvah Night Extra Romantic By Doing This

On mikvah night, my husband leaves me a present. Not every month, not all the time, lest I expect it and no longer appreciate it. He started over twenty years ago when we had just gotten married. I don’t know how he first thought to do it, but it’s so incredibly sweet and wonderful and […]

Does the Torah Say Its Ever Okay to Lie?

Dear Jew in the City – I know that George Washington once said, “I cannot tell a lie.” Is that the Jewish approach or is lying justified sometimes? Sincerely, Pants on Fire   Dear Pants, As the story goes, young George Washington once chopped down a cherry tree with his hatchet. When his father confronted […]

Orthodox Jews in the News Weekly Round Up 10/28/16

  Bump Your Faith: Getting to Know Rappers Prodezra and Hebro Reuben “Prodezra” Formey and Raphael “Hebro” Fulcher are two rising frum hip-hop stars. Their beats are mainstream but their content is truly out of this world. Baltimore Poised to Elect First Orthodox City Council Member Isaac “Yitzy” Schleifer, a 20-something businessman, Sabbath observer, and […]

Pre-Napper and The Mule

My husband is one of the most incredible sleepers I have ever known. He really is. And sleeping well is a wonderful thing, unless of course you’re the wife of an incredible sleeper and your husband keeps falling asleep and staying asleep on couches, chairs, and various other non-bed accouterments, as opposed to going to […]

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