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Book Power

Libi Astaire

Books can whisk you off to distant locations, take you back in time, propel you to the future. They can introduce you to fictional characters whose struggles and triumphs become your own. But they can do even more —book can change your life. Family First writers share unforgettable titles, and the impact they made.

 

Here We Go Again

Dov Finkelstein, LCSW

You feel like you’re constantly fighting with your husband about the silliest things. What’s behind those minor squabbles gone awry — and how you can use them to transform your marriage.

 

Short Story: Leave a Message

M.C. Millman

It’s not hard to understand why I spent all that time looking for a message. All it took was for my husband to quote one Zohar: “Did you know that 40 days before he is niftar, a person’s neshamah is aware that he will pass away?” No, I wasn’t aware. But had Perel Rena a”h, my daughter who was suddenly nifteres at the age of 18, been aware?

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Hisnaari
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It Wasn’t Me
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Transparency
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Making It Big
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The Rubber Band: Part II
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