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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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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…
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Something’s Wrong
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Woman of Greatness
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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