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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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Weekly Struggle
Shoshana Friedman Cover text: promise big and deliver what we promise
Only Through You
Rabbi Moshe Grylak A response to last week’s letter, “Waiting in Passaic”
Are You Making a Kiddush Hashem?
Yonoson Rosenblum In communal affairs, “one bad apple…” often applies
Chance of a Lifetime
Eytan Kobre I identify with the urge to shout, “No, don’t do it!”
Work / Life Solutions with Bunim Laskin
Moe Mernick "You only get every day once"
Seeking a Truly Meaningful Blessing
Dovid Zaidman We want to get married. Help us want to date
Shivah Meditations
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman Equivalence between two such polar opposites is puzzling
Magnet Moment
Jacob L. Freedman Everyone’s fighting a battle we know nothing about
Secrets and Surprises
Riki Goldstein Top-secret suits Eli Gerstner just fine
Blasts of Warmth
Riki Goldstein Keeping the chuppah music upbeat in low temperatures
Behind the Scenes
Faigy Peritzman The intrinsic value of each mitzvah
Good Vision
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Good or bad, nice or not? What you see is what you get
Day of Peace
Mrs. Elana Moskowitz On Shabbos we celebrate peace within and without