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The Right Fit

Barbara Penn

What does it take to be an individualist? To be that someone who will rise to the occasion, inspire, influence, and lead? Well-known educators Mrs. Chani Juravel, Mrs. Aliza Feder, Rebbetzin Esther Reisman, Mrs. Chips Gold, and Mrs. Suri Saposh weigh in on this vital topic.

 

Procrastination Pointers

Malka Hillelsohn

I remember being confused for most of my school years. Elementary was one big blur of fill-in sheets and empty maps with funny shapes that I was supposed to identify as countries in the world, and math problems about people cutting up apples or driving their cars somewhere and trying to catch up to each other for some reason.

 

Decision Precision

Draisy Fried

Every day, we’re all faced with countless decisions, from what to wear to which seminary to apply to. Decision-making can be mind-boggling and cause us a great deal of stress, but when we remember that, “Mistakes are painful when they happen, but later a collection of mistakes is what we call experience” (Denis Waitley), it becomes a great deal easier.

 

Pampering to Perfection

Lauren Ungar

“Tova, you’re always running to her. Bubby can be alone for an hour. You need to get out more and do things for yourself.”

 

Teen Fiction: Of Dentists and Diets

Hadassi Shachar

One day I looked around the classroom and finally faced reality. That’s when my weight started to bother me.

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