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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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Sounds of Silence
Rabbi Moshe Grylak The Sages and their silences
The Slow Death of Europe
Yonoson Rosenblum What explains Europe’s self-destructive denial?
Time to Tell It Like It Is
Eytan Kobre Speak openly and honestly against evil
Vi Elult’zich?
Rabbi Henoch Plotnick Elul waits for no one
Wild Card
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman “Welcome your son, even on Shabbos”
Good for You
Faigy Peritzman Friends and family tried to cheer me up. “It wasn’t your...
Unparallel Lives
Sarah Chana Radcliffe What to do when spouses live out of tandem
Dear Girl on the Fridge Magnet
Words Unspoken I could say, “Welcome to real life, honey!” as I notice ...