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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



 
What Are We Supposed to Do?
Rabbi Moshe Grylak A tried-and-true remedy — and it shook the heavens
Badgered into Submission
Yonoson Rosenblum Avatars of political correctness in search of dissenters
Drinking Doubt Away
Eytan Kobre Meaning is indispensable for generating happiness
My Tale of Two Mentors
Rabbi Dovid M. Cohen I wish them both continued nachas and success until 120
Checks and Balances III
Mishpacha Readers The conversation continues...
Memorable Melodies of Modzhitz
Rabbi Mordechai Besser The struggling survivors became kings in shul on Shabbos
A Whole Song and Dance
Rabbi Ron Yitzchak Eisenman One of those small acts that are giant leaps of chesed
Diamonds
Jacob L. Freedman MD "Each Jewish woman is a bas Melech, Dr. Freedman!"
Streamlined Service
Riki Goldstein "JewishMusic Stream is still about classic kosher music”
Perfect Harmony
Riki Goldstein "The arrangements literally changed the entire song"
Hang On to the Glow
Riki Goldstein Back to the warm camp Shabbos memories
Marking Miracles
Faigy Peritzman The miracles are there, but our eyes are blind to them
Going Against the Current
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Wise to deny our kids something all their friends have?
Clothed in Splendor
Mrs. Elana Moskowitz When dressing up is spiritual, not superficial
The Spokesman: Part IV
D. Himy, M.S. CCC-SLP and Zivia Reischer Every sentence tells a story; make yours well told