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Teens Under Stress

Tzipora Shub, LMSW

Overworked and under pressure, today’s teens struggle with challenges their parents couldn’t have imagined when they were that age. This stress takes a toll on physical and mental health. What parents can do to help ease the load.

 

Between Iraq and Hard Places

Barbara Bensoussan

Despite tragedy, poverty, and continuous turmoil, Chava Shamash Kaplan emerged from her journey through exiles whole, and with a stronger connection to Hashem and her heritage.

 

Sistershmooze — Voices from Beyond

Marcia Stark Meth • Emmy Stark Zitter • Miriam Stark Zakon •

Six people sit in a darkened room, fingers spread out on the round table, hands gently touching. A sense of hushed expectancy, hope, and fear fill the silent blackness. A séance. A gathering of the living trying to speak to those no longer here. Nonsense, of course, but in the 19th century, it was a wildly popular nonsense.

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Fallen Idols
Rabbi Moshe Grylak Even the best of values can become idolatry
Declaring Bankruptcy
Yonoson Rosenblum The implosion of the Conservative movement
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?”