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Face the Shark... and Don’t Get Eaten

Nina Kaweblum, LCSW

Whatever type of difficult personality you’re dealing with, here are some pointers on how to transform negative interactions into calm, cooperative conversations

 

Goodnight, Bubby

Mali Heller

In some frum circles, it’s common practice for teenage granddaughters to take turns sleeping at their elderly Bubby’s house. But how do you decide which girl?

 

SisterSchmooze: A New Look

Marcia Stark Meth / Emmy Leah Stark Zitter / Miriam Stark Zakon

Come take a new look with us as we revisit past experiences. A simple kitchen remodeling. An unthinking remark made by a student. A life-altering moment

 

Tempo Story: When There’s a Will

Esther Kurtz

She wasn’t entitled to time off — Suri was almost two — but really, to suggest she was doing her child harm by sending her to a babysitter?

 

Windows: Grading on a Curve

Peshie Needleman

My jaw dropped. “You’ve got to be kidding me. You went around the house and gave me marks on my housekeeping?”

 

Grab the Reins: Chapter 30

Shoshana Schwartz

“She didn’t care about me, why should she? I wasn’t the class queen, I wasn’t pretty. I was fat and ugly”

 

Map the Starlight: Chapter 23

Leah Gebber

The pope looks up at him, surveys him for a long time. “We need your fire and passion,” he says. “Use them for the true religion”

 

Facets: Chapter 14

Esther Kurtz

This woman could not be serious. If the ring she wanted weren’t so expensive, I’d drop her right now. Money is such an annoying thing

 

Lifetakes: Namesake

Naomi Levenspil

I often wonder what it was like for her, a strikingly beautiful, confident, and previously spoiled teenager completely alone in the world, navigating through hell



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Think It Through
Rabbi Moshe Grylak The import of the name Anshei Knesses Hagedolah
Face the Facts: Don’t Suppress Them
Yonoson Rosenblum The left behaves more and more like a cult
You Never Looked So Good
Eytan Kobre Growing hunger for the fleeting high of the superficial
Top 5 Shiur Title Techniques
Rabbi Dovid Bashevkin The answer to “what’s it about?” can fill or empty rooms
Power of Suggestion
Rachel Bachrach Mikey Benzaken is a stage hypnotist based in Jerusalem
Make It Happen
Jacob L. Freedman “If I’m a bum then let me be a bum”
Hard Knocks
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman The Langer boys never forgot that apology
The Classic That Almost Didn’t Make the Cut
Riki Goldstein “It took only ten minutes to write, so we weren’t sure”
Hevel Pihem Keeps the World Going
Riki Goldstein The purity of their eyes and their innocent chatter
Yussi Sonnenblick never imagined they’d be singing “Eilecha” half a century later
Riki Goldstein “It’s nice to hear people still singing those songs”
The Rebbe’s Smile and the Rav’s Slap
Riki Goldstein “That was probably my most memorable performance”
Life in the Other Lane
Faigy Peritzman We should honor every Jew as if he were a talmid chacham
Needy
Sarah Chana Radcliffe The needier a person, the more they push people away
Touch of Light
Rebbetzin Debbie Greenblatt “A person cannot live without any kavod”
Stay-at-Home Therapist: Part I
D. Himy, M.S. CCC-SLP and Zivia Reischer She turns to me. “You know the type, smart and silent?”