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Leaving the Darkness Behind

As Told to Malkie Schulman

Years and years of childhood abuse or neglect harm the psyche in myriad ways. Traditional talk therapy is often unable to assuage the pain. One woman’s story of healing, and a look at effective methods of treating long-term trauma.

 

In the Bag

Libi Astaire

How would we ever leave the house without a place to stash our money, keys, and phone, not to mention a sefer Tehillim, Chapstick, and other odds and ends? It’s not just us — the need for a carryall goes back to ancient times, although the solutions have evolved over the centuries.

 

SisterSchmooze

Marcia Stark Meth / Emmy Stark Zitter / Miriam Stark Zakon

To paraphrase Mark Twain, rumors of the Yiddish language’s death have been greatly exaggerated. Just look up these words in the dictionary: Schmooze. Schlep. Schlemiel. Schlimazel. Meshuga. Kvetch. They’re all there! Integrated into English, used even among non-Jews.



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With All Due Respect
Rabbi Moshe Grylak The honor of every human being
What We Lost
Yonoson Rosenblum A long view, a larger perspective
Reprobate Return
Eytan Kobre Loyalty to the true and the morally upright
My Own Gentle Giant
Jacob L. Freedman Finn smirked. “Do whatever you want, Dr. Israel”
Individually United
Faigy Peritzman Two contradictions classify the Korban Pesach as a chok
Hearing Problems
Sarah Chana Radcliffe In fight mode, you may hear attacks never said
An Equal Focus
Rebbetzin Shira Smiles Remaining true to our most authentic feminine selves
The Marketer, Part I
D. Himy, M.S. CCC-SLP and Zivia Reischer “I’m late, my work is late, I come to meetings late”
Dear Neighbor and Friend
Words Unspoken I know you’ve been given challenging kids