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Two Goats, Two Destinies

Mishpacha Writers

Two goats One the mirror image of the other A lot is cast One goat is sacrificed as atonement for our nation One goat is cast off a cliff in the barren desert Two paths One the mirror image of the other A single turn And everything changes

 

Drop the Guilt

Sarah Chana Radcliffe, M. ED., C. PSYCH.

It’s a relentless inner voice telling us that we’re bad, bad, bad. How to transform guilt from inner critic to kindly mentor.

 

On the Home Front: Excerpts from my journal during the Yom Kippur War

Naomi Brudner

I was young, single, and alone in the country when the Yom Kippur War broke out. A Yerushalmi family I knew had invited me to be with them for Yom Kippur and I gladly accepted. I had no idea, of course, that this Yom Kippur would be unlike any other — in many ways. When war broke out, the family insisted that I stay with them, which I gratefully did, and during that time, I kept a journal.

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Rabbi Moshe Grylak Even the best of values can become idolatry
Declaring Bankruptcy
Yonoson Rosenblum The implosion of the Conservative movement
Something from Nothing
Eytan Kobre Israel should go for a bigger win than baseball
The Business Trip
Rabbi Avrohom Neuberger Sometimes business trips aren’t strictly business
Death and Taxes
Jacob L. Freedman Aliyah ups, downs, and all-arounds
Perspective Shift
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman Single, female, Orthodox, adult: not an oxymoron
Mission with Ambition
Faigy Peritzman The way you see her is what she will become
Drop the Nagging
Sarah Chana Radcliffe You can gain cooperation, but not by nagging
Trying Our Patience
Rebbetzin Aviva Feiner Savlanus isn’t just patience, it’s endurance
Redeeming Factor
Shoshana Itzkowitz “When was the last time we ate a meal behind the dryer?”