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Alone, but Not Lonely

Margie Pensak

After I lost my husband, I kept hearing about an organization for widowed women. Why, I wondered, would anyone want to wallow in misery with a bunch of other widows? Then I went on a weekend trip to New England that changed everything.

 

Hunting for Happiness

Tzivi Zuckerman

What’s the secret to living a more content, joyful life? Researchers, psychologists, and other happiness hunters have been trying to figure that out. Here are some of the strategies they turned up.

 

An Elusive Disorder

Shlomo Dovid Freedman, MA, MBA

Most medical conditions are easy to spot. But attention deficit disorder (ADD) falls into a category of its own — not only is it similar to hundreds of other conditions, but the symptoms look like regular character flaws (think impulsivity and absentmindedness). The result: Millions of people remain undiagnosed — and untreated.

 

Home Where I Belong

Yael Ehrenpreis Meyer

“I just know you are going to love it here …” The sugary voice of the real estate agent broke through my daydream, in which our future house featured prominently. “This yishuv is known for its warm and friendly atmosphere, there are several shuls to choose from, you’ll never find a house at this price so close to Jerusalem, and the schools are some of the best in the country.”

 

Honor Sets the Stage

Debbie Greenblatt

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Fallen Idols
Rabbi Moshe Grylak Even the best of values can become idolatry
Declaring Bankruptcy
Yonoson Rosenblum The implosion of the Conservative movement
Something from Nothing
Eytan Kobre Israel should go for a bigger win than baseball
The Business Trip
Rabbi Avrohom Neuberger Sometimes business trips aren’t strictly business
Death and Taxes
Jacob L. Freedman Aliyah ups, downs, and all-arounds
Perspective Shift
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman Single, female, Orthodox, adult: not an oxymoron
Mission with Ambition
Faigy Peritzman The way you see her is what she will become
Drop the Nagging
Sarah Chana Radcliffe You can gain cooperation, but not by nagging
Trying Our Patience
Rebbetzin Aviva Feiner Savlanus isn’t just patience, it’s endurance
Redeeming Factor
Shoshana Itzkowitz “When was the last time we ate a meal behind the dryer?”