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When Will Chaim Read?

Barbara Bensoussan and Rachel Ginsberg

Your child is bright, a logical thinker, and is creative and artistic — but he just can’t seem to get the reading, and he’s becoming frustrated, depressed, and defiant. What are Orthodox Jewish parents to do when their child has been diagnosed with dyslexia? Some families have taken brave — if not drastic — measures.

 

Trading Places

Binyamin Rose

While most attention, not to mention funding, is showered on Americans who have become olim since 1948, less consideration is given to a larger number of yordim — Israelis who have made Americatheir new home during the same era. For decades, the yordim were both disparaged and neglected, and felt estranged from their new land. That has begun to change in the last couple of years, thanks to some new initiatives to keep Israelis from spiraling deep intoAmerica's assimilation trap.

 

No Apologies for Faith

Yisroel Besser

Reb Yosef Friedenson, who passed away just before Purim, experienced the horrors of the Holocaust, but his message to subsequent generations was one of faith and optimism — a message he spread through both his literary work and his many speaking engagements. He was the man who helped change the way we view some of Am Yisrael’s darkest days.



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What’s in a Name?
Shoshana Friedman “What does Writer X have to say this week?”
Atonement — Fake and Real
Yonoson Rosenblum White confessionals and faux rituals
Four Walls Coming Full Circle
Eytan Kobre All the while, there’s been a relationship in the offing...
And Yet We Smile
Yisroel Besser We are the nation that toils to be happy at all costs
Out of This World
Rabbi Henoch Plotnick Dirshu Hashem b’himatzo — we are in Hashem’s company now...
Steven and Jonathan Litton
Rachel Bachrach The co-owners of Litton Sukkah, based in Lawrence, NY
Tali Messing
Moe Mernick Tali Messing, engineering manager at Facebook Tel Aviv
Sick Note
Jacob L. Freedman “Of course, Dr. Freedman. Machul, machul, machul”
Avoiding Health Columns Can Be Good for You
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman Only one reliable guide for good health: our Torah
Endnote: Side Notes
Riki Goldstein Most Jewish music industry entertainers have side profes...
Me, Myself, and Why
Faigy Peritzman Where there’s no heart and no love, there’s no point
Can’t Do It Without You
Sarah Chana Radcliffe When you step up to the plate, you build your home team
Eternal Joy
Mrs. Elana Moskowitz The joy of Succos is the fruit of spiritual victory
The Appraiser: Part III
D. Himy, M.S. CCC-SLP and Zivia Reischer Make sure your child knows his strengths
Hidden Special Needs
Rena Shechter You won’t see his special needs, but don’t deny them
Dear Wealthy Friend
Anonymous There’s no need for guilt. I am truly happy for you