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Pack it In

Chana Sorele Teitelbaum

As some of us embark on a trip to the beach, and others fly across seas, Family First spoke to several frequent globetrotters to discover their one can’t-be-without item (other than a siddur, which was number one on everyone’s list)

 

Special Employees on the Job

Barbara Bensoussan

Despite what people may think, individuals with developmental disabilities have a lot to offer in a work setting. And a regular job gives them the means to make money, and contribute to society — and a priceless chance at fulfillment.

 

Turning Tides: Free Fall

As told to Leah Gebber

I’m a strong woman, but I didn’t know how I’d manage ten days in the Great Outdoors, with nothing much more than a backpack, a flashlight, a Swiss Army knife — oh, and my family — for company. But, as I reminded myself again and again in the weeks leading up to our Family Adventure, as I liked to call it (better than Temporary Fit of Insanity with Hefty Price Tag), drastic situations call for drastic measures.



 
Hidden Power
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Can You Tell a Phony?
Eytan Kobre “You’re not using the phone; the phone is using you”
Grief and Gratitude
Yisroel Besser The deepest, most sophisticated truth in the world
Nobody's Perfect
Alexandra Fleksher With the gift of maturity, we learn to accept
Colossal Humility
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman The last words I ever heard from my rebbi
Ready and Waiting
Baruch S. Fertel, MD, MPA, FACEP Why does everything take so long in the ER?
Bless You!
Faigy Peritzman Blessings don't create anything new in the natural world
Ready, Set, Succeed!
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Ensure success with explicit, doable instructions
The Radiance of Surrender
Mrs Shani Mendlowitz Honest admission reveals your inner radiance