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Guiding Our Girls

Riva Pomerantz

Besides being the name of a holiday, the word chanukah means inauguration — and is related to the word chinuch, education. In this roundtable discussion, we combine the two as we present you with the viewpoints of three singular individuals who are dedicated to their mission of educating today’s girls, preparing them for their initiation into the world of adulthood, where we hope they will “me’irim es ha’olam” — light up the world with Torah and good deeds.

 

Little Things, Big Impact: Senseless Speech; Sensational Results

Liba Lauffer

Little things often spark momentous happenings — like a small jug with enough oil to last just one day. A collection of true-life events.

 

A Family Reunion (for 500)

Goldie Hershkowitz

Do you know your second cousin once removed? Or your great-great-aunt? She might be your boss, your sheitelmacher, or your daughter’s teacher. At mega-family reunions people are meeting friends and acquaintances that they never knew were part of their mishpachah. What it takes to pull off such an event, plus tips on organizing one for your own family



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We Want to Stay Jews
Rabbi Moshe Grylak “It’s your fault my son is marrying a goyah!”
Scandal on Z Street
Yonoson Rosenblum Is the IRS becoming an instrument of partisan warfare?
Saved by the Buzzer
Eytan Kobre It wasn’t adopted frumkeit, it was actualized truth
The Switchblade and the Chazon Ish
Rabbi Meir Wikler The long-term effectiveness of our current actions
Financial Austerity
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman The temptations of bribery are overwhelming
The Best Policy
Jacob L. Freedman “Start by being honest and asking for help”
Cause Then Effect
Faigy Peritzman Not what we say, but why we say it
Parental Burnout
Sarah Chana Radcliffe A burned-out parent can’t take care of anyone
On the Derech
Mrs. Shani Mendlowitz Our own wavering in emunah opens the door to Amalek