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Goodbye to your Boy

Riki Goldstein

His bags are packed, the ticket in hand, and your anxiety is through the roof. Will he find his dirah okay? Will he get a good chavrusa? Long after a beis medrash bochur arrives at his faraway yeshivah, parents may continue to worry, wondering is he finding success — or trouble. Experienced parents and rebbeim offer invaluable advice for parents on how to continue nurturing their ben Torah from afar.

 

Put your Best Face Forward

Sarah Buzaglo

Don’t fall for the dazzling promises or impressive-sounding ingredients touted on expensive skin care products. Here’s the lowdown on what you really need to feel comfortable in your own skin.

 

Turning Tides

As told to Leah Gebber

I could hear voices in the dining room: my husband’s mellow tones and a different voice that jumped from loud to soft and back again, punctuated by gentle laughter, which then morphed into a tone of insistence. Who was it, I wondered.



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Only Through You
Rabbi Moshe Grylak A response to last week’s letter, “Waiting in Passaic”
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Yonoson Rosenblum In communal affairs, “one bad apple…” often applies
Chance of a Lifetime
Eytan Kobre I identify with the urge to shout, “No, don’t do it!”
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Work / Life Solutions with Bunim Laskin
Moe Mernick "I don’t believe in sacrificing days — you only get ever...
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Jacob L. Freedman Everyone’s fighting a battle we know nothing about
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Riki Goldstein Top-secret suits Eli Gerstner just fine
Blasts of Warmth
Riki Goldstein Keeping the chuppah music upbeat in low temperatures
Behind the Scenes
Faigy Peritzman
Good Vision
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Good or bad, nice or not? What you see is what you get
Day of Peace
Mrs. Elana Moskowitz