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Wednesday, 11 Sivan, 5783
  |  May 31, 2023

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

Honesty is Required in Our ‘Gimmel Tammuz’ Conversation

Response by Rabbi Yaacov Behrman: "I recently read an op-ed written by my dear friend, Rabbi Gershon Avtzon, on Gimmel Tammuz, and I felt compelled to respond. Rabbi Avtzon mentioned the importance of an open and honest conversation, which resonated with me. So let's truly be open and honest." Full Story

That One Frum Kid in the Bunk

From the COLlive inbox: "My friends and I are preparing for the summer day camp experience at various Chabad Houses, but we're also dreading that wild frum kid who will be ruining it for the rest of the bunk." Full Story

Dear Frum Social Media Influencers…

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From the COLlive inbox: As a mother of teens, there is much to be said about the effects of social media. But I'd like to address the frum influencers who are on the platforms and are creating content. Full Story

The Missing Link in Our Chinuch System

Op-Ed by Rabbi Gershon Avtzon: Currently, there are many Yeshivos that cater to various different boys...yet they do not provide a proper answer for the approximately 25% of boys that are not in those categories. Full Story

My Friend and I Chased a Burglar – To No Avail

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From the COLlive inbox: “Last week, a friend and I chased a burglar around Crown Heights, we had Shomrim on his case, but at the last second he ran onto “base” where we wouldn’t be safe to follow him.” Full Story

Fed Up with the Compliments on My Look

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From the COLlive inbox: I've been recently getting compliments for losing a lot of weight and questions about how it did it. Here's why I find them unsettling and hope that people stop making them. Full Story

About Those ‘Shidduch Reference’ Calls

Op-Ed by Rabbi Gershon Avtzon: It's time to talk about (an often unspoken) part of the shidduch process: The reference phone calls. It is an integral part of the process, as many shidduchim are made or dropped based on these phone calls. Full Story

Was The Money Well Spent?

Op-Ed by Rabbi Mendel Yusewitz: "There was definitely lots of gelt poured into this event...There are many worthy causes and our money should be spent on what matters." Full Story

‘Simchas Torah Shat Nisht’

Op-Ed: “There was some banter, maybe a bit of stumbling, and the next morning there was definitely a headache, but it was all part of the fun. It was good-natured, comical, and special. It was Simchas Torah!” Full Story

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