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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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What’s in a Name?
Shoshana Friedman “What does Writer X have to say this week?”
Atonement — Fake and Real
Yonoson Rosenblum White confessionals and faux rituals
Four Walls Coming Full Circle
Eytan Kobre All the while, there’s been a relationship in the offing...
And Yet We Smile
Yisroel Besser We are the nation that toils to be happy at all costs
Out of This World
Rabbi Henoch Plotnick Dirshu Hashem b’himatzo — we are in Hashem’s company now...
Steven and Jonathan Litton
Rachel Bachrach The co-owners of Litton Sukkah, based in Lawrence, NY
Tali Messing
Moe Mernick Tali Messing, engineering manager at Facebook Tel Aviv
Sick Note
Jacob L. Freedman “Of course, Dr. Freedman. Machul, machul, machul”
Avoiding Health Columns Can Be Good for You
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman Only one reliable guide for good health: our Torah
Endnote: Side Notes
Riki Goldstein Most Jewish music industry entertainers have side profes...
Me, Myself, and Why
Faigy Peritzman Where there’s no heart and no love, there’s no point
Can’t Do It Without You
Sarah Chana Radcliffe When you step up to the plate, you build your home team
Eternal Joy
Mrs. Elana Moskowitz The joy of Succos is the fruit of spiritual victory
The Appraiser: Part III
D. Himy, M.S. CCC-SLP and Zivia Reischer Make sure your child knows his strengths
Hidden Special Needs
Rena Shechter You won’t see his special needs, but don’t deny them
Dear Wealthy Friend
Anonymous There’s no need for guilt. I am truly happy for you