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De-escalate Your Disagreements

Sarah Chana Radcliffe, M. Ed., C. Psych.

The majority of family arguments are sparked by normal everyday incidents: a messy room, a large credit card bill, a chutzpahdig response from a child. How can you stop the fighting? With these foundational communication skills, you can turn those potentially caustic conversations into calm and effective discussions.

 

Packing Essentials

Riki Goldstein

You’re off to your parents, or children, or sibling for Yom Tov. You may have been spared the cleaning, but you still face the dreaded packing. Seasoned travelers share their wisdom about what to take and how to take it.

 

SisterSchmooze

Marcia Stark Meth / Emmy Stark Zitter / Miriam Stark Zakon

Occasionally, something happens to activate our take-a-stand-against-the-system gene. It might be some sort of injustice. Perhaps a bureaucratic rule. It might even be a widely accepted trend within our social circle that doesn’t suit our personality. That’s when we either use our brains to outwit the system, take the time and energy to make the system work for us, or just “do our own thing”_— despite what others might say or think. So please join us, and take a seat as we Sisters take a stand.



 
What Are We Supposed to Do?
Rabbi Moshe Grylak A tried-and-true remedy — and it shook the heavens
Badgered into Submission
Yonoson Rosenblum Avatars of political correctness in search of dissenters
Drinking Doubt Away
Eytan Kobre Meaning is indispensable for generating happiness
Checks and Balances III
Mishpacha Readers The conversation continues...
Memorable Melodies of Modzhitz
Rabbi Mordechai Besser The struggling survivors became kings in shul on Shabbos
A Whole Song and Dance
Rabbi Ron Yitzchak Eisenman One of those small acts that are giant leaps of chesed
Diamonds
Jacob L. Freedman MD "Each Jewish woman is a bas Melech, Dr. Freedman!"
Streamlined Service
Riki Goldstein "JewishMusic Stream is still about classic kosher music”
Perfect Harmony
Riki Goldstein "The arrangements literally changed the entire song"
Hang On to the Glow
Riki Goldstein Back to the warm camp Shabbos memories
Marking Miracles
Faigy Peritzman The miracles are there, but our eyes are blind to them
Going Against the Current
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Wise to deny our kids something all their friends have?
Clothed in Splendor
Mrs. Elana Moskowitz When dressing up is spiritual, not superficial
The Spokesman: Part IV
D. Himy, M.S. CCC-SLP and Zivia Reischer Every sentence tells a story; make yours well told