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The “DNA” Diet Plan

Shira Isenberg, RD, MPH

What’s the best diet for weight loss? What’s the ideal eating plan for lowering cholesterol levels? The answer, say researchers, depends on your unique genetic makeup

 

Painting a Better Future

Machla Abramovitz

The challenges seemed insurmountable. Her baby could barely eat, might never walk or talk — or so they said. Chaim Zimlichman beat the odds

 

AdviceLine: We Disagree on Chinuch

Bassi Gruen

My husband and I have very different parenting styles. I believe in the 80/20 approach; he believes in authority – period. How do we handle this?

 

Whispers: Chapter 14

Shira Hart

My rods were shaped one way and the airplane seat another, we just didn’t click… I shifted, moaned, popped pills, and made it there

 

Pause for Effect

Rochel Grunewald

She concludes again, realizing dimly that she’s repeated the exact answer she gave — Shana? Yehudis? — last year, almost word for word. But so what?

 

Poem of Life

Rivka Streicher

Eye contact is the least of her problems. She walks into my home, her whole body tilted away from me in such obvious wariness that I want to cry, to close the door behind her and her issues

 

House of Mirrors: Chapter 2

Rachael Lavon

When their Succos plans are canceled, Laylee and Gavi Beloff decide to host a chanukas habayis to celebrate their new home on Chol Hamoed

 

Freefall: Chapter 26

Miriam Zakon

Private Isidore Klein needs a Jewish home for his children after his wife was killed. He sends a telegram to his only relative — Aunt Cele

 

Learning Curve: Chapter 19

Gila Arnold

Zevi pays Suri the money that he caused the clinic to lose, and lets slip to her that Aviva’s expecting

 

LifeTakes: Clashing Calendars

Libi Mendelson

The most anticipated date on the balabuste’s calendar isn’t the first day of school. It’s actually “Beis Noach” — the Monday after Succos ends



 
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