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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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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