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Sara Glaz

Becoming a baalas teshuvah is no ordinary task — it takes large doses of determination, humility, and a lot of siyata d’Shmaya. Along the way, mistakes are made and lessons are learned. Here, several women who made the leap at least a decade ago share their hard-earned wisdom.

 

“Someday”is Today

Libi Astaire

Tova Silverstein almost died, twice. The first blow was a physical illness that robbed her body of its mobility and strength. The second was the devastating realization that she would most likely remain in a wheelchair for the rest of her life. But instead of being defeated by this unexpected chapter in her life’s story, she has used it to propel herself to a new page — literally.

 

AdviceLine

Bassi Gruen

My husband earns a decent living and learns with my boys but he’s never washed a dish, vacuumed a floor, or bathed a baby… He realizes I can’t do it all alone, so he keeps pressuring my children to do more and more cleaning. My children are getting old enough to realize the hypocrisy of his do-as-I-say-not-as-I-do message and there’s some eye rolling and snide comments between them. I know I should stand up for my husband, but have no idea what to say because, to be honest, I entirely agree with them.



 
Hidden Power
Yonoson Rosenblum One never knows the power of his or her mitzvos
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