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Far from Home, Safe and Sound

Michal Eisikowitz

The seminary year can be transformative, offering girls a solid Torah outlook that will stand them in good stead for decades. To maximize this opportunity, it’s important to stay safe. Seminary educators and mental health professionals speak about the potential pitfalls — and how to avoid them — so girls can make the most of their year.

 

What’s Behind the Mask?

Esther Rabi

We wear masks not just on Purim, but all through the year. Some masks show what we want to be, or what someone else wants us to be; some masks simply hide what’s underneath. The trouble with masks is that the longer we wear them, the harder they are to remove.

 

Take the Happiness Challenge

Toby Vogel

Who doesn’t want to be happy? A decade of research reveals the benefits of a life full of cheer for our physical and emotional health. And throughout this month of Adar, you’re reminded to feel joyful and exuberant. But how can you actually make yourself feel happier? We can’t change the genes we inherited or the major life choices we’ve already made. However, scientific research has uncovered plenty of small things you can do on a daily basis to make yourself smile more.



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