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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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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