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The City Folk are Coming

Malky Lowinger

You may call it “the country” — the idyllic place you’re headed to for the summer — but for a small segment of the frum population in New York State, it’s home. What’s it like for them when their quiet towns become flooded with fellow Jews?

 

Life with PCOS

As told to Malkie Schulman

On the outside, I looked like a typical obese woman — someone who people assumed just couldn’t control herself. Whenever I ventured out to run errands with my toddler, I could feel judgmental eyes darting in my direction. Inside, I was a woman struggling with an incurable disorder and infertility. And while it was true I was overeating, nobody knew about my out-of-whack endocrine system and how it was creating chaos in my body.

 

SisterSchmooze: Kiruv Chronicles

Marcia Stark Meth / Emmy Stark Zitter / Miriam Stark Zakon

Outreach professionals do a fantastic job of bringing people closer to Torah observance. But you don’t have to be a professional to be involved in the kind of “kiruv” that means shortening the distance between Jew and Jew.

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