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The Making of a Mensch

Margie Pensak

You’ve tried positive reinforcement, sticker charts, prizes. Take a peek at what mechanchim are doing in the classroom to inculcate good middos in our children

 

Skills for School Success

Toby Vogel

Ideally, your child learns well, aces tests, and looks forward to going to school each day. What you can do to make this happen

 

The Dyslexic Mind

Esther Teichtal

Considered an enigmatic learning disability, many misconceptions must be righted before dyslexia is recognized for what it offers — the gift of seeing things differently

 

SisterSchmooze: Life Lessons

Marcia Stark Meth / Emmy Stark Zitter / Miriam Stark Zakon

What if you had the chance to revisit the subjects you learned in school and view them through the lens of your life experience?

 

Whispers: Chapter 7

Shira Hart

At 18, after a very positive heart scan, my parents decided to send me to seminary in Israel to fill the gaps in my education

 

Walking Away

Miriam Dansky

Everything seemed to be endowed with a strange and luminous intensity, as if all of reality had been reduced to what transpired within its walls

 

Freefall: Chapter 19

Miriam Zakon

Yeruchum is polite but distant to Moe and pleasant to Harry. Luigi drops in on Shabbos. All three are being sent to Hawaii

 

Learning Curve: Chapter 12

Gila Arnold

Aviva has a hard time dealing with the news of her pregnancy. Yael invites a state senator to visit their clinic

 

Lifetakes: Teaching and Learning

Ruchi Green

Next time I want to give up and say, this is too hard for me, I want out — I’ll think of Ahuva and keep going



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Weekly Struggle
Shoshana Friedman Cover text: promise big and deliver what we promise
Only Through You
Rabbi Moshe Grylak A response to last week’s letter, “Waiting in Passaic”
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Are You Making a Kiddush Hashem?
Yonoson Rosenblum In communal affairs, “one bad apple…” often applies
Chance of a Lifetime
Eytan Kobre I identify with the urge to shout, “No, don’t do it!”
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Work / Life Solutions with Bunim Laskin
Moe Mernick "You only get every day once"
Seeking a Truly Meaningful Blessing
Dovid Zaidman We want to get married. Help us want to date
Shivah Meditations
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman Equivalence between two such polar opposites is puzzling
Magnet Moment
Jacob L. Freedman Everyone’s fighting a battle we know nothing about
Secrets and Surprises
Riki Goldstein Top-secret suits Eli Gerstner just fine
Blasts of Warmth
Riki Goldstein Keeping the chuppah music upbeat in low temperatures
Behind the Scenes
Faigy Peritzman The intrinsic value of each mitzvah
Good Vision
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Good or bad, nice or not? What you see is what you get
Day of Peace
Mrs. Elana Moskowitz On Shabbos we celebrate peace within and without