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Diplomatically Speaking

Libi Astaire

For those who like politics and travel, being an ambassador can seem like a dream job. But for Tova Herzl, a Torah-observant Jew representing the State of Israel, the reality often contained more grit than glamour.

 

Disentangled

Nechama H. Raphaelson

Last week, we introduced the concept of codependency — a dynamic in which two people are dependent on each other in unhealthy ways. Here, we examine four common codependent relationships, see how they can become established, and explore what one can do to disentangle from the clutches of codependency.

 

Turning Tides

As told to Leah Gebber

Oh, the stories. They would make the best crime novelists flinch. Before we even commissioned the plans to extend our home, we heard the tales: building contractors who had run off with checks of tens of thousands of dollars. Supervisors lazing on some beach in the Caribbean while poor people living in the rubble of a partially renovated house waited anxiously for their return.



 
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Nobody's Perfect
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Colossal Humility
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