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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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Atonement — Fake and Real
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Four Walls Coming Full Circle
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And Yet We Smile
Yisroel Besser We are the nation that toils to be happy at all costs
Out of This World
Rabbi Henoch Plotnick Dirshu Hashem b’himatzo — we are in Hashem’s company now...
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Tali Messing
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Sick Note
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Avoiding Health Columns Can Be Good for You
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman Only one reliable guide for good health: our Torah
Endnote: Side Notes
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Me, Myself, and Why
Faigy Peritzman Where there’s no heart and no love, there’s no point
Can’t Do It Without You
Sarah Chana Radcliffe When you step up to the plate, you build your home team
Eternal Joy
Mrs. Elana Moskowitz The joy of Succos is the fruit of spiritual victory
The Appraiser: Part III
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Hidden Special Needs
Rena Shechter You won’t see his special needs, but don’t deny them
Dear Wealthy Friend
Anonymous There’s no need for guilt. I am truly happy for you