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Lifting the Curtain

Margie Pensak

She performed in concert halls across the world, but when Elena Tal discovered the vibrancy of Torah, she turned her back on her career as an operatic singer — and created a new one, this time allowing her soul to soar along with the music.

 

Inside Job: Life as a Party Planner

Rachel Bachrach

Three women take you behind the scenes, revealing how they make your simchah run without a hitch — and why everyone needs to stay calm when (not if — when!) things don’t go exactly as planned.

 

“Mommy, I’m Scared”

Sarah Chana Radcliffe M. Ed., C. Psych

Whether your children are worried about big things (terrorist attacks) or little things (mice), here are strategies to help them face their fears and cope when they’re in anxiety-producing situations.



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Blame It on Amnesia
Rabbi Moshe Grylak He has no past, and therefore no future
Jogging the Memory
Yonoson Rosenblum Summoning up the past is not always so easy
Endless Summer
Eytan Kobre Time is the implacable foe of us all
Three Orphans and Two Afikomens
Dr. Meir Wikler Here is how children spell the word “love”: t-i-m-e
All for a Good Cause: The Conversation Continues
Mishpacha Contributors Readers weigh in on “All for a Good Cause”
No Question Too Small, No Problem Too Big
Eliezer Shulman In tribute to Rav Sraya Deblitzky ztz”l
Under the Chuppah
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman Of course, I never mentioned my dream to anyone
It's Not My Wife
Jacob L. Freedman Anxiety was present in the room, but not in the patient
One Day, the Nations Will Know
Riki Goldstein The Skulener Rebbe’s message was hidden in the song
Far-Reaching Consequences
Faigy Peritzman The impression each action makes is never erased
Frustration Tolerance
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Keep calm when dealing with someone who can’t
Mistakes and Mysteries
Mrs. Shani Mendlowitz Tears are the avodah of Tishah B’Av
The Detective: Part II
D. Himy, M.S. CCC-SLP and Zivia Reischer I thought he was misbehaving; he was suffering
Dear Neighbor
Anonymous Stop to ask yourself if they’re heartless or heartbroken