Sorry, She's Just Not a Good Fit for Our School Machla AbramovitzFor decades, Bais Yaakov students in need of a more tolerant and less conformist atmosphere have considered “out-of town” schools as their solution. But the numbers of girls seeking these options have escalated, and their degree of estrangement has widened as well. The heroic educators at these out-of-town institutions are doing their best to embrace and educate a growing number of girls who just don’t fit into their local institutions.
What works, what doesn’t, and what are the roots of their discontent?
Ray of Light
Miriam Stark Zakon | Thursday, August 27, 2015
He was 17 years old.
The tumor was deadly.
There was no chance of survival, the doctors said. He had a few months at most.
“Make the most of whatever time you have left,” the doctors told him.
And indeed, Shalom Daniel Ray made the most of the four years he survived.
This is a story of unimaginable pain, intense suffering, and inevitable death.
This is not a sad story.
How can it be sad, when it ends with pure simchah?
Bone Body Shop
Michal Ish Shalom | Thursday, August 27, 2015
No, this isn’t Frankenstein, but it is a novel way of growing custom-made bones in a lab. Bonus BioGroup of Haifa sees a future where just about any bone in your body can be custom grown and transplanted to order.
The Dark Side of “BFF”
Chanita Cassell, MSW Thursday, August 27, 2015
Seminary is a time for building lifelong friendships, but when girls are away from home, lonely and vulnerable, they can also fall into unhealthy friendships. Here are some red flag signs of a toxic relationship, plus pointers on how to prevent girls from slipping into them.
Time to Consider
Barbara Bensoussan Thursday, August 27, 2015
The kids are headed back to school, and finally, you return to blessed routine. But you feel like you still aren’t getting enough done…. How can you get control of your day? Paradoxically, instead of trying to save time, the first step may be spending time figuring out how to maximize your hours.
(Not Yet) Back to School
Ruchama Schnaidman Thursday, August 27, 2015
“Suri had twins!” Penina said.
“Twins?” I shrieked. “What? Oh my! No way! That is so exciting! I can’t believe it! Boys or girls? Or a boy and a girl?” I kept jabbering and jabbering until I realized that Penina wasn’t talking.
R. Atkins Thursday, August 27, 2015
The whole wide world seemed to be getting ready for school or sem, except for her. It wasn’t fair!
“Mommy, I also want to go to school tomorrow,” said Miriam firmly. “I’m big already. I can even put my shoes on all by myself.”
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