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How to spiritually Survive College

Michal Eisikowitz

To earn an undergraduate degree, some girls go straight from the hallowed halls of seminary to secular college campuses. Alumnae share how they handled the philosophical challenges, the halachic issues, the socially awkward moments — and graduated with their religious identity intact.

 

Playing with Food: Adventures (and Misadventures) in Food Science

Shira Isenberg

Over the course of your life, you will consume about 35 tons of food — most of which is made possible by innovations in food science. But do we really want scientists playing with our food? In many cases, the answer, surprisingly, is yes!

 

Breathless

As told to Chanie Spira

The note promised an exciting trip toHunterMountainwith a tantalizing bonfire at dusk. Fear stopped me from smilingly signing the permission slip. I found it difficult to peer into my daughter’s innocent eyes and see their pleading. I stalled: “I’ll ask Tatty as soon as he comes home from Maariv.”

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Something from Nothing
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The Business Trip
Rabbi Avrohom Neuberger Sometimes business trips aren’t strictly business
Death and Taxes
Jacob L. Freedman Aliyah ups, downs, and all-arounds
Perspective Shift
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman Single, female, Orthodox, adult: not an oxymoron
Mission with Ambition
Faigy Peritzman The way you see her is what she will become
Drop the Nagging
Sarah Chana Radcliffe You can gain cooperation, but not by nagging
Trying Our Patience
Rebbetzin Aviva Feiner Savlanus isn’t just patience, it’s endurance
Redeeming Factor
Shoshana Itzkowitz “When was the last time we ate a meal behind the dryer?”