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When the Going Gets Tough …

Barbara Bensoussan

There used to be a toy called a Bobo doll, a five-foot inflatable clown with a rounded, weighted base, which when pushed, kicked, or punched, keeled over, and then righted itself, no matter how many times it was hit. Lala Bessler is like a Bobo doll.

 

Here Comes the Boss

Brocha Miller

You have a great position, great hours, great pay. But you dread going to work — and it’s all because of the boss. Whether he’s a mini dictator, non-communicator, or credit hog, here are some coping strategies.

 

Turning Tides: At Hope’s Door

As told to Leah Gebber

Until my baby was declared brain dead, I never knew what it meant to hope in the darkness. Never give up hope. It’s a rule my husband talks about, thinks about, lives by. And now was my turn to take his lesson and make it my own.



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Let Me Go, for Dawn is Breaking
Rabbi Moshe Grylak What caused such a turnabout?
A New Darkness Descends
Yonoson Rosenblum A generation of too many Eisavs
Let’s Celebrate
Eytan Kobre Hundreds of boys arrived for a chasunah — theirs
This Is Our Victory
Rabbi Henoch Plotnik It is incumbent upon us to keep fighting the good fight
Not in My Neighborhood
David G. Greenfield Is housing discrimination a hate crime?
Keep Your Priorities Straight
Jacob L. Freedman Everything in its proper place on the ladder
Night Lights
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman The family that lights together
Chanukah Spirits
Faigy Peritzman Only with My spirit
Miracles
Sarah Chana Radcliffe We live our lives in the miracle zone
Darkness, Light, and the Hierarchy of Life
Debbie Greenblatt Clarity is always described as light
The Twins: Part III
D. Himy, M.S. CCC-SLP and Zivia Reischer Clusters are twins — they go together