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The Art of the Laugh

Leah Gebber

Keren Keet’s greeting cards, featuring her wry cartoons, have caused a mini sensation in London, where customers stand in stores chuckling at her latest creations. Meet the woman behind the smiles.

 

Tricky Triangles

Riki Goldstein

When two people only communicate through a less-than-willing third party, it’s detrimental for everyone. This technique, known as triangulation, eliminates discomfort, but relief is only temporary — there’s always a price to pay in hurt feelings and emotional damage. Family First’s panel of experts guide us through four triangles, showing us how to get rid of the unwelcome interference that blights so many family, work, and social relationships, and replace it with open, healthy communication.

 

The World of Gifts

Libi Astaire

Why are we required to give gifts on Purim? Why should you be thrilled to receive 12 identical gifts of a challah roll and small grape juice? What gift costs very little, but can be more precious than pearls? Unwrap the ancient art of gracious gift-giving — and receiving.



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No Misunderstandings
Rabbi Moshe Grylak Hashem revealed the secret of a balanced life
What Was the Court’s Rush?
Yonoson Rosenblum The Democratic Party’s descent into madness
Survey? Oy Vey
Eytan Kobre How could YAFFED promote such a farce?
Filling the Void
Rabbi Henoch Plotnik Jewish leaders don’t need to be declared or coronated
Top 5 Ways We Remember Our Rebbeim (and we love them for it!)
Rabbi Dovid Bashevkin An ode to these pivotal people in my life
Hanging On in Newark
Rabbi Nosson Scherman Rabbi Nosson Scherman remembers the shul of his youth
A Fine Kettle of Fish
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman The “minor” chasadim are often the most meaningful
The Next Hill
Jacob L. Freedman The look on Malachi’s face nearly broke my heart
Tradition and Modern Meet in One Long Dance
Riki Goldstein Fusing tradition and modernity comes naturally to him
A Playlist for Shabbos
Riki Goldstein What does Moshy Kraus sing at the Shabbos table?
With Flying Colors
Riki Goldstein My 15 seconds of fame on the Carnegie Hall stage
Full Faith
Faigy Peritzman With emunah, everyone’s obligation is the same
Speechless
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Silence isn’t always golden
The Only One
With Rav Moshe Wolfson, written by Baila Vorhand Within every Jew is the flame of instinctive emunah