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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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Atonement — Fake and Real
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Four Walls Coming Full Circle
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And Yet We Smile
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Out of This World
Rabbi Henoch Plotnick Dirshu Hashem b’himatzo — we are in Hashem’s company now...
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Tali Messing
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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
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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
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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