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Too Close for Comfort

Nechama H. Raphaelson

We all want to be givers. But the border between healthy giving and unhealthy codependency is easily blurred. Experts define codependency and discuss the price it extracts.

 

Let the Little People Play

Michal Eisikowitz

Are the delightfully exhilarating — if a bit dangerous — parks of our youth facing extinction?

 

SisterSchmooze

Marcia Stark Meth / Emmy Stark Zitter / Miriam Stark Zakon

It’s time, once again, to play De Mamma Lushun Storytelling Game — where one Sister starts a story, hands it off to the next Sister, and the third Sister completes it. Of course there’s a catch: Each of our stories has to include some of the wise and occasionally wacky Yiddish words and expressions we learned from our Munkacs-born mother, Mrs. Rose Stark a”h.



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Think It Through
Rabbi Moshe Grylak The import of the name Anshei Knesses Hagedolah
Face the Facts: Don’t Suppress Them
Yonoson Rosenblum The left behaves more and more like a cult
You Never Looked So Good
Eytan Kobre Growing hunger for the fleeting high of the superficial
Top 5 Shiur Title Techniques
Rabbi Dovid Bashevkin The answer to “what’s it about?” can fill or empty rooms
Power of Suggestion
Rachel Bachrach Mikey Benzaken is a stage hypnotist based in Jerusalem
Make It Happen
Jacob L. Freedman “If I’m a bum then let me be a bum”
Hard Knocks
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman The Langer boys never forgot that apology
The Classic That Almost Didn’t Make the Cut
Riki Goldstein “It took only ten minutes to write, so we weren’t sure”
Hevel Pihem Keeps the World Going
Riki Goldstein The purity of their eyes and their innocent chatter
Yussi Sonnenblick never imagined they’d be singing “Eilecha” half a century later
Riki Goldstein “It’s nice to hear people still singing those songs”
The Rebbe’s Smile and the Rav’s Slap
Riki Goldstein “That was probably my most memorable performance”
Life in the Other Lane
Faigy Peritzman We should honor every Jew as if he were a talmid chacham
Needy
Sarah Chana Radcliffe The needier a person, the more they push people away
Touch of Light
Rebbetzin Debbie Greenblatt “A person cannot live without any kavod”
Stay-at-Home Therapist: Part I
D. Himy, M.S. CCC-SLP and Zivia Reischer She turns to me. “You know the type, smart and silent?”