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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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Marriage Prep is a Teaching Moment
Yonoson Rosenblum Show young, searching Jews that Torah works
Elephant in the Room
Eytan Kobre Welcome to the Monkey House
No Hitting
Jacob L. Freedman “Torah doesn’t stand for that kind of behavior”
The Must Vs. The Should
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman Performing G-d’s mitzvos transcends personal feelings
Tongue in Check
Faigy Peritzman There’s no substitute for positive reinforcement
Debugging the Dynamic
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Positive change starts with the spouse who’s smart
Social Savvy Vs. My Kids’ Shidduchim
Sara Eisemann As parents, we have the obligation to contain ourselves