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DBTalk: Module 4: Interpersonal Effectiveness Skills, Part 2

Yael Dorfman and Bashi Levine, LPC, ACT

Say goodbye to passive, doormat, steamrolled, and stressed Shalva who never says no to anything. Say hello to the new, improved, not-afraid-to-stand-up-for-herself, assertive Shalva!

 

DMCs: Too Much

As told to Leah Greenburg

Soon we were hanging out at recess, walking around the yard together, deep in conversation about goodness knows what. I felt so mature, so worthy

 

Special Story Subsection: It’s Purim Unmasked!

Teen Pages Contributors

Exchange a smile for a frown, though life may look upside down. It’s only He who runs the show; grab each challenge, build and grow…

 

Friendship: When to Pass the Torch

Devora Zheutlin, MA, CAS

Both the person in crisis and the helping friend have to take care of themselves

 

Fiction: Beyond Expectations

Malky Cope

“Don’t you think you’re both secure enough in your friendship that you don’t have to give each other the fanciest mishloach manos to prove it?”

 

Song of the Sea: Chapter 38

I throw the pillow across the room, and suddenly I am laughing. Chortling. Like a hyena. The release of it, all those cascading feelings whooshing, whooshing out

 

DANGER: POISON!

By Rochel Burstyn

In honor of Purim — and Bigsan and Teresh’s foiled attempts — we’re exploring poisons…

 

Face Painting!

Malky Lowinger

Face painting is a fun and popular activity. If you’ve never done it before, Purim is the perfect time to try it

 

Jr. Tales: Egg Salad And Meatballs

Chaim Finkelstein

“Don’t you remember four years ago when your mother had a baby right before Pesach? Your family managed just fine without her”

 

The Saintly Slave: Part Three

Y. Bromberg

“You are a fool!” the pirates spat at Rav Shimshon as Chaim and the other Jews sadly walked away. “You will never see them again!”

 

Crisscross: Chapter 10

Tovy Mann

“She doesn’t really need words, does she?”

 

A Magical Floating City

Libby Kiszner

For as long as I can remember, I’d dreamed about visiting Venice. Fabulously, dreams sometimes do come true

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In the King's Hands
Rabbi Moshe Grylak The will of Hashem is done, whatever the circumstances
Healthy in Body and Spirit
Yonoson Rosenblum Michael Kaufman’s potentially lifesaving new work
It's Miller Time
Eytan Kobre Wisdom will assume the properties of the body it enters
The Purim Generation
Rabbi Nachman Zakon Is the mishloach manos about you? Or about others?
Gun Control: Dead on Arrival
David G. Greenfield Each time we were outraged, each time nothing happened
Watch Your Step
Rachel Bachrach Yehuda Spira is the owner of Dance with Confidence
Persian Piece
Jacob L. Freedman “I’m Persian and you’re Jewish, but it’s okay”
Service Provider
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman “You said ‘shalom bayis.’ If this is correct, press one”
Crisis Mode
Faigy Peritzman Every Jew needs a specific spiritual goal
Mother of the Year
Sarah Chana Radcliffe The perfect mother? How did she pull that off?
Reaching Higher
Rebbetzin Debbie Greenblatt Esther found her internal greatness — we can too