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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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Declaring Bankruptcy
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Something from Nothing
Eytan Kobre Israel should go for a bigger win than baseball
The Business Trip
Rabbi Avrohom Neuberger Sometimes business trips aren’t strictly business
Death and Taxes
Jacob L. Freedman Aliyah ups, downs, and all-arounds
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?”