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Monday, 17 Adar I, 5784
  |  February 26, 2024

Before We All Leave WhatsApp Because of the Channels Feature

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From the COLlive inbox: "Educators and parents are very concerned about the new Channels feature on WhatsApp, turning it into another social media platform. Simply getting everyone to leave WhatsApp may not be the ultimate solution to the concerns we face." Full Story

Dr. Howard Kaye, 71, OBM

Dr. Howard Kaye, the beloved husband of Lori Gilbert-Kaye, who was murdered in the shooting attack at Chabad of Poway in April 2019, passed away. Full Story

The Most Commented Op-Eds on COLlive in 5783

The op-eds that garnered the most conversation on COLlive.com in 5783: The growing problem at Simchas Beis Hashoeva, posing at the Ohel, our post-Gimmel Tammuz reality and an issue faced by many of our newlywed couples. Full Story

Why Exactly Am I Here on Rosh Hashana?

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Article by Rabbi Shimon Posner: “King Charles III might not quite evoke the divine. Maybe because corporeal majesty doesn't cut it when trying to reach beyond the stars. Coronation depends on people, and that’s what we do on Rosh Hashana.” Full Story

To the Silent Sufferer, Living With a Mental Tornado

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From the COLlive inbox: "At some point, it dawns on us that this is not normal, and we are not actually the problem. We scour Google for a diagnosis until we land on one that sounds too familiar. Then we mistakingly tell our spouse we think we know what's wrong..." Full Story

Is it Time to Talk About Tznius and Beards?

Op-Ed By Rabbi Gershon Avtzon: "As we begin preparing for Rosh Hashana, the time for reaccepting upon ourselves the kingship of Hashem, it is appropriate to speak about two very important and sensitive topics: Tznius and Beards." Full Story

The Awesome Role of Today’s Educators

Op-Ed by Rabbi Gershon Avtzon of Cincinnati: "An educator asked me the following question: 'Why is it that so many of today’s youth are turned off from Yiddishkeit because of something relatively small that a teacher says or does?'" Full Story

It’s Time to Change the Narrative on Being Single

From the COLlive inbox: "The real Shidduch Crisis is not the age at which people are getting married, but the belief that until one gets married, their life is even remotely less precious, valuable, worthy and purposeful than it would be if they were already married." Full Story

Answers to Common Excuses For Not Attending a Simcha

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From the COLlive inbox: "Is it only to simchas where the hosts are savvy at promoting themselves that we attend? Are the hosts meant to remind and beg you to come in order for you to show up? Have we lost our sense of loyalty and integrity?" Full Story

A Few Dating Truths From an Older Single

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From the COLlive inbox: “In going through my journey as an older single, I’ve realized a few hard-core truths that I would like to emphasize in hopes of helping others do the same.” Full Story

I’m The Post Gimmel Tammuz Bochur You Speak Of…

Op-Ed by a Bochur born post Gimmel Tammuz: "There have been two op-eds written on the topic of Hiskashrus after Gimmel Tammuz, and while I feel that both have some merit to their points, I feel that both are lacking in some essential areas, and therefore I felt compelled to respond to both." Full Story

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