Saving Lives by Navigating the System

One morning, a resident of Bnei Brak, woke up and didn’t feel very well. She had a minor stomach ache and some indigestion, but...

Who Is Poisoning U.S. Diplomats? // A mysterious ailment is striking...

Ever heard of diplomats’ disease? It started in the US Embassy in Cuba and has reappeared in a US consulate in China. No coincidence....

Contagion; Parshat Korach

As a public speaker, I’m often asked to speak to Jewish women who play active roles in their communities and who have dedicated their...

Quicken Loans Signs Heter Iska // Biggest Heter Iska ever By...

Quicken Loans is currently the largest overall retail lender in the US, as well as the biggest online retail mortgage lender. Known for its...

In Seventh Heaven

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Secret Sessions // My student was clearly suffering; I had to...

It didn’t take long for me to notice that my student Shifra needed help. She sat in the very last row of seats, slouched...

“If You Make Those Who Are Mine Happy, I Will Gladden...

My guest is soft-spoken and unassuming, and like many other people in the public arena, grossly misunderstood. Our current President likes to call inaccurate...

Hear Ye, Hear Ye // Will our child remain deaf?

This is the story of my son and the hearing disorder with which he was born. Although the challenge was relatively minor in the...

When Nazis Targeted Los Angeles

Jewish activists in Los Angeles in the 1930s ran a spy ring that helped break up plans of the Hitler regime and local Nazi...

The Struggle for Sanctity

The news coming out of England these days is ominous. Unless certain topics that are unacceptable to frum parents are taught in Jewish schools...

Cheesy Vegetable Roll-Ups

These are like mini lasagna roll-ups, but prettier and carb-free! They’re a great way to add a lighter option to a melaveh malkah or...

Honey Pecan Crusted Salmon

Crush the pecans by placing them in a Ziploc bag and pounding. You can also pulse in your food processor, but don’t crush too...

Toasted Almond ’n Pecan Chip Biscotti

“Warning: These are dangerous to keep in the freezer! They are just oh-so-good. I kept running to grab another one. Crunchy, nutty, and chock-full...

Coming Full Circle // My father’s health crisis served as a...

It was only four days before Pesach when my phone rang. My father was calling to let me know that he and my mother...

Syria vs. Iran // Russia‘s waning relationship with Tehran

In one of my recent Spyview columns, I revealed that a major change in the Middle East had taken place: Russia had secretly turned...