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Who’s Taking Care of Me?

Barbara Bensoussan

How do you give an ailing parent the best possible care without compromising your own health and sanity? Family First spoke with a variety of eldercare experts to learn how to optimize the experience and avoid becoming overwhelmed.

 

Spell It Right!

Leah Mandel

With spell- and auto-text options, has knowing how to spell become pass?? Not if you want to appear intelligent. Why English is a tough language for the spelling-challenged, which English words have Hebrew roots, and how to raise good spellers.

 

Turning Tides: Windfall

As told to Leah Gebber

I’m no believer in fairy godmothers or pumpkins that turn into golden carriages. But this fairy tale is real — it happened to our family.



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We Want to Stay Jews
Rabbi Moshe Grylak “It’s your fault my son is marrying a goyah!”
Scandal on Z Street
Yonoson Rosenblum Is the IRS becoming an instrument of partisan warfare?
Saved by the Buzzer
Eytan Kobre It wasn’t adopted frumkeit, it was actualized truth
The Switchblade and the Chazon Ish
Rabbi Meir Wikler The long-term effectiveness of our current actions
Financial Austerity
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman The temptations of bribery are overwhelming
The Best Policy
Jacob L. Freedman “Start by being honest and asking for help”
Cause Then Effect
Faigy Peritzman Not what we say, but why we say it
Parental Burnout
Sarah Chana Radcliffe A burned-out parent can’t take care of anyone
On the Derech
Mrs. Shani Mendlowitz Our own wavering in emunah opens the door to Amalek