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Which Career will do the Job?

Michal Eisikowitz

Pursuing the right career may be more important than you think. Your job directly affects your family, your quality of life, your happiness — and of course, your wallet. Whether you’re just home from seminary and setting out in the working world, or contemplating starting over in a new field, here’s what to consider when choosing a profession.

 

7 Ways to Promote Summer Reading

Shulamis Tropper, MS

Long summer days are the perfect opportunity to build your child’s love of reading. But the last thing a struggling reader wants to do over vacation is look at more letters and words. Here are some fun, proven strategies from specialists to improve your child’s reading and writing skills — without him even realizing it.

 

Turning Tides: Free to Fly

As told to Leah Gebber

“My soul craves beauty,” my mother said each morning, as she flung open the pretty blue shutters and breathed in the crisp mountain air. Mother’s soul may have craved beauty, but she inflicted ugliness. By the time I arrived home each night, she was being terrorized by her inner demons. Against the backdrop of lush meadows and crystal waterfalls, I became a girl who learned how to clean up after my mother’s abuse — to wash the cuts carefully, apply antibiotic cream, and tape fresh gauze over the wound



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Only Through You
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Magnet Moment
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Secrets and Surprises
Riki Goldstein Top-secret suits Eli Gerstner just fine
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Good Vision
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Day of Peace
Mrs. Elana Moskowitz On Shabbos we celebrate peace within and without