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Are We Finished Fighting Yet?

C. B. Gavant

Some sisters and brothers never outgrow sibling rivalry — the feuding follows them into adulthood, causing untold hurt and family tension. What to do when sibling rivalry stretches into adulthood.

 

We’ve Got your Idiom

Leah Mandel

It started as a half-baked idea; one that we weren’t sure would hold water. Why not research those ten-a-penny phrases we often use and determine if any have their roots in our history, or our Hebrew or Yiddish language? Idioms, expressions that color every language, are phrases that mean much more than the words themselves. Leaving no stone unturned, we went on a wild-goose chase to discover the Jewish source of the cream of the crop. The fruits of our labor are now in your hands.

 

Turning Tides: Looking Over My Shoulder

As told to Leah Gebber

I knew Benny was right for me from our very first conversation. We met in a hotel lobby, some distance from town. After some small talk he said, “I didn’t schlep you all the way out here for a Coke. There’s a view I’d like to show you.”



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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