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You’re on your Own, Kid

Barbara Bensoussan

Foster care can provide warmth and security for children growing up in unstable, chaotic homes. But what happens when these children reach adulthood, and are tossed out of the system?

 

Turning Tides

As told to Leah Gebber

She lost her footing. As she fell, the electric cord of the hot-water urn caught on her ankle. She fell to the floor, the lid of the urn flipped open. Boiling water splashed all over her. I ran.

 

AdviceLine

Bassi Gruen

Our relationship is truly a source of joy and fulfillment — the type of marriage every person dreams of. But there’s a flip side to this. Because we’re so close, a minor misstep, such as a disrespectful word, a frustrated tone of voice, an expression of disapproval, or a decision made without consulting the other, causes tremendous pain and can put us at odds for days at a time.

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Sounds of Silence
Rabbi Moshe Grylak The Sages and their silences
The Slow Death of Europe
Yonoson Rosenblum What explains Europe’s self-destructive denial?
Time to Tell It Like It Is
Eytan Kobre Speak openly and honestly against evil
Vi Elult’zich?
Rabbi Henoch Plotnick Elul waits for no one
Wild Card
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman “Welcome your son, even on Shabbos”
Good for You
Faigy Peritzman Friends and family tried to cheer me up. “It wasn’t your...
Unparallel Lives
Sarah Chana Radcliffe What to do when spouses live out of tandem
Dear Girl on the Fridge Magnet
Words Unspoken I could say, “Welcome to real life, honey!” as I notice ...