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Reliving the Memories

Malkie Schulman

Every year, more than 27 million people in the US attend class reunions, whether it’s for a 10-year or 50-year trip down memory lane. How to prepare yourself for these events, how to avoid awkward moments, plus tips for planning a reunion for your own class.

 

The Trailblazer

Machla Abramowitz

Before kiruv was a household term, Rebbetzin Phyllis Weinberg a”h was busy drawing countless people closer to Yiddishkeit. Programs that are now in vogue, she was establishing in the 1960s and 1970s — a shmiras halashon organization, a taharas hamishpachah educational initiative, a frum shidduch network, to name just a few. Her life motto was simple: “Never let the opportunity to do a mitzvah go by.”

 

The Long Road to Recovery

As told to P. Diamond

It was supposed to have been a regular Wednesday morning. I got out of bed and took a few steps when I suddenly felt a sharp pain in my chest. I walked a few more steps but the pain only became more acute. I’ll lie down for a bit, I thought, until the pain recedes. But when I tried to lie down, I discovered I couldn’t lift my legs. In a panic, I called a local medical hotline. “You must be having a heart attack,” the woman at the other end told me. “I suggest you get yourself straight to the hospital.



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Do You Know Where You’re Going?
Rabbi Moshe Grylak If Mrs. Esterhazy hadn’t gotten sick
Birthright Drops Reform
Yonoson Rosenblum The numbers tell the sad story
With Fresh Eyes
Eytan Kobre Members of an ever-tying people
Gift-Giving Guide
Yisroel Besser There’s a skill to giving a teacher a gift
Time for a Career Change
Jacob L. Freedman “How can a bochur even afford to smoke?”
Today I Am a (Learned? Committed?) Jewish Man
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman Are bar mitzvah celebrations good for the Jews?
Major in Mothering
Faigy Peritzman “How do you picture marriage? Discussing quantum theory?...
When Parents Disagree
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Connecting heart-to-heart when you don’t see eye-to-eye
En Route: Food for Thought
Mrs. Shani Mendlowitz The bread we eat today also comes from heaven
The Twins: Part II
D. Himy, M.S. CCC-SLP and Zivia Reischer “Bead,” she says again, with a little smirk
Dear Acquaintance
Your Possible Friend at the Clinic Why do you make it harder for me — and for you?