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“Ma’am, is That Your Kid?”

Rachel Bachrach

Getting kids to behave in public is no picnic. But even if you’re embarrassed and on edge, the grocery clerk has seen it all. As has the doctor, the flight attendant, the shoe store manager, and the guy behind the pizza counter. And, because they’ve witnessed every tantrum and trick in the book, they have practical advice for coping with your kids, preventing meltdowns, and — because kids will be kids — dealing with them when there’s no turning back.

 

Finding Color in the Darkness

Shira Yehudit Djalilmand

This is the most difficult article I’ve ever written. When my friend Devorah Alexander became sick with Lou Gehrig’s disease (also known as ALS or motor neuron disease), my instinctive reaction was to fight back the only way a writer knows — by telling the world about it. Few have heard of this disease, which causes the muscles to waste away, leaving the victim in the nightmare of an active mind trapped in a useless body.

 

The High Court Jewess

Pearl Herzog

In an era when Yidden had few rights, a Jewess known as Madame Kaulla became one of the richest and most powerful women. Serving as a “Hofjude,” a court Jew, Madame Kaulla amassed a legendary fortune, using the money to support her husband in full-time learning, raise six children, and help her needy Jewish brethren.



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