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Social Smarts

Sarah Chana Radcliffe

In social interactions, most of us have some level of awareness of what works and what doesn’t. Experts call that “social intelligence.” What’s the secret formula of social intelligence?

 

The Bigger Picture

Riva Pomerantz

If a picture’s worth a thousand words, Devorah Rothmann is massively prolific. Perched above a sea of dancing women, or crouched near the spotlights in her studio searching for the best angle, her job is much more than a profession; it’s an integral part of her avodas Hashem. The name of her studio — Ayin Tova — says it all.

 

Museum of the Month

Tzivi Zuckerman

Welcome to “Exhibit,” Bais Yaakov of Baltimore’s once-in-four-years exhibition, in which the 12,000 square feet of the school’s second floor; including ten classrooms, a large all-purpose room, and the long hallways, are transformed by an array of art media that highlight that year’s theme. The theme of this year’s exhibit is “Tapestry of Time: Around the Year.”

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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 movemen
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?”