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A Sanctuary to Dwell In

Michal Eisikowitz

Life for frum women — and their children — in domestic violence shelters.

 

Real Advice from your Realtor

Rachel Bachrach

Whether it’s your first place or your fifth, buying or selling a home can be overwhelming. Experienced real estate agents dish about the small things that can up your home value, what buyers should know before starting the hunt, and why man’s best friend isn’t always a realtor’s.

 

Rooms with a (Historical) View

Libi Astaire

Most people know that a mirror on the wall makes a small room look bigger, but who would think it also helps a person look wealthier? Would you think a Formica tabletop exciting? Some of today’s typical interior design elements were once extraordinary innovations that turned a plain room into a showplace — while showing the world a great deal about the owner’s status and values. Enjoy a quick survey of a few interior design “wow” ideas from the past 2,000 years.

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Fallen Idols
Rabbi Moshe Grylak Even the best of values can become idolatry
Declaring Bankruptcy
Yonoson Rosenblum The implosion of the Conservative movement
Something from Nothing
Eytan Kobre Israel should go for a bigger win than baseball
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?”