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Picture Perfect Petals

Gittel Chany Rosengarten

You’ll find them perched on ladders with staple guns, drills, and wires in hands, creating elaborate archways and aisles from delicate petals. A stunning bouquet complements the kallah’s beaming smile. Yet, when the first strains of music waft through the halls, these florists make themselves scarce, leaving behind gardens reminiscent of Eden. Who provides the blossoms that beautify our simchahs and what goes on behind the scenes?

 

Happy Anniversary!

Gila Arnold

Whether your parents are approaching a milestone wedding anniversary, or you just want to make this year extra special, try these expert suggestions to create a memorable event.

 

Do-It-Direct Shidduchim

Margie Pensak

I’m not sure what possessed me to do something so revolutionary when it came to finding a shidduch for my son. I tend to be a creative thinker, always considering the nontraditional course. Yet, as someone who has dabbled — successfully — in traditional shidduchim for decades, I surprised even myself….



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A Century of Horror — and Hope
Rabbi Moshe Grylak More connected than at first glance
Sundown
Eytan Kobre When Chazal say so, that eclipses all else
Great Expectations
Jacob L. Freedman Not just his personal nachas machine
Vote of Thanks
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman Dov Ber was using Hashem as an excuse
Today’s Trash
Faigy Peritzman “Guess what I did today!”
Navigating In-Lawing
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Nurturing this relationship with kindness, consideration...
From Humdrum to Happy
Rebbetzin Aviva Feiner The challenge: infusing these days with joy!