Category: Lectures

Sukkot is the holiday Jewish families need. by Slovie Jungreis-Wolff In a letter to the parent body of an affluent private NYC school the head of the school described how the school has become a dangerous incubator of indulgence where ostentatious displays of entitlement slip by unquestioned. He wrote of “consumerist families that treat teachers and…

  Building connections.  Between man and G-d and man and his fellow man. I started my morning early at the Ohel, my meditation place, listening to the Rebbe’s fabrengen on tape. As I was leaving, my son called from Yeshiva, several thousand miles away.  We had spoken a couple of times this week, and it…

  You’ve got to be impressed with this religion. In preparation for the fast day, we have a fast day! One would have thought that one was enough in such a short time period.   The 10 days of repentance start and end with a fast day! So maybe there’s a way to look at…

As my father’s cries entered the deepest crevices of my heart, I had an epiphany. by Slovie Jungreis-Wolff One cold day in January I experienced my own personal wake-up call. My beloved father was a patient in Memorial Sloan-Kettering. He was seriously ill. In just nine weeks we watched my father’s 6 ft. 2 frame wane.…

  Tova Mirvis, your article affected me. I was devastated by the heart wrenching account you gave of feeding your Orthodox son his first slice of trayf/unkosher pizza, not too trayf, only slightly trayf. We cant hide anything from children, they see and feel it all even if at times they don’t verbalize it. It…

It is taking me months to work through We Chareidi III.  In We Chareidi I and II, we explored prejudices that we Jews have against each other, in labelling each other. We watched in horror recently, as Rabbis and their wives in Lakewood were taken from their homes in handcuffs.  They were charged with welfare…

  The Giving Tree authored by Shel Silverstein makes me cringe. Other people adore the book. Yes, there is an open dichotomy, a real dichotomy in the book based on whether the reader focuses on the tree or the child. I’ll try to describe the story impartially, although its nearly impossible because of the strong…