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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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The Business Trip
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Death and Taxes
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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?”