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Boredom Busters

Esther Stauber

Before the kids start whining, “There’s nothing to do!” on these long summer days, arm yourself with this list of original games, proven to stimulate even the most determined-to-be-bored child.

 

What’s He Thinking?!?

Malkie Schulman

What is it about the years between 12 and 20 that can turn otherwise happy, healthy children into loud, impulsive, emotionally erratic, volatile teenagers? Scientists say we can solve the riddle by studying the teenage brain.

 

Lasting Imprints An appreciation of Mrs. Miriam Elias a”h

Riki Goldstein

It might not have been clear to Mrs. Elias herself, but the many people who were drawn to her knew why they came. Perpetually curious about the world around her, spirited, and warm, Mrs. Elias reveled in every aspect of life. Her artistic soul expressed itself in beautiful paintings, original literature, and a love of nature. But more than she loved nature, art, and writing, she loved Hashem’s Torah and His People.

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Man to Man
Rabbi Moshe Grylak Each mitzvah counts because they all have one Source
PC Where It Hurts
Yonoson Rosenblum The IDF is sacrificing its own strength for secularism
In Its Clutches
Eytan Kobre Technology is biologically addictive. Now what?
Broken Matzos, Whole People
Rabbi Efrem Goldberg The ability to adjust our expectations is freedom
Washington Will Have to Go
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman Statuettes aren’t a Jewish way of honoring others
Time for a Rematch
Jacob L. Freedman “Then you agree that I’m probably Mashiach?”
Ivri Anochi
Riki Goldstein A simple message goes a very long way…
From the Mouth of Babes
Faigy Peritzman I use Lamaze a lot more as my kids get older
Something’s Wrong
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Low moods or extreme stress don’t equal depression
Woman of Greatness
Rebbetzin Shira Smiles What were the Ishah HaShunamis’s rare strengths?
Let Freedom Ring
Chana Mayers Not just cutting corners but cutting myself slack
Dear Daughter
Words Unspoken How I pine to have you rejoin our family