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Say What?

Rivka Berman

Do you have a few minutes? Let’s have a serious conversation about when to talk out an issue — and how to do it right

 

DBTalk: Reality-acceptance skills

Yael Dorfman and Bashi Levine, LPC, ACT

Accepting reality is an incredibly difficult skill. We’re often used to problem-solving or using other skills, but sometimes we simply can’t change reality

 

DMC: Bags on the Porch

As told to Leah Greenburg

I don’t know when I realized that my family is poor. As a little kid, you’re blissfully unaware, accepting the “we-can’t-afford-it” response from your parents

 

Fiction: Babysitting Blunders

Chavi Brody

Tami was determined to attend that special Shabbos, but how would she pay? She was positive Mom’s comment would be, “Nice idea, but not necessary”

 

Friendship: Sources of Self-Esteem

Devora Zheutlin, MA, CAS

There are two approaches to building up one’s self-esteem that are quite interesting. One is called top-down, and the other, bottom-up

 

Song of the Sea: Chapter 19

Rivka Streicher

And suddenly we are not at a restaurant on a cold winter’s night. We are in a world of melody and words

 

Tell Me More

Jr. gives you an update on four of today’s best-selling nonfiction stories

 

Seals of Approval

Sivi Sekula

SEALs stands for “Sea, Air, Land” — because Navy SEALs carry out operations in all three environments, so they’re one tough group of commandos

 

Jolly Solly: From Cover to Cover

R. Atkins

What on earth could it be, wondered the boys? A wild animal on the loose? A strange, noisy new bird for Mr. Faigelbaum’s collection?

 

Theme Section: Journeys

Journeys take us places, but sometimes they do more than that; they build us — even change us

 

Hide and Seek: Chapter 42

Bracha Rosman

The distraught parents clutched the blanket, and wept unabashedly. Officer Maxwell hit his fist powerfully into the palm of his other hand. Not again, he thought



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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”
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!”
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