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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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Badgered into Submission
Yonoson Rosenblum Avatars of political correctness in search of dissenters
Drinking Doubt Away
Eytan Kobre Meaning is indispensable for generating happiness
Checks and Balances III
Mishpacha Readers The conversation continues...
Memorable Melodies of Modzhitz
Rabbi Mordechai Besser The struggling survivors became kings in shul on Shabbos
A Whole Song and Dance
Rabbi Ron Yitzchak Eisenman One of those small acts that are giant leaps of chesed
Diamonds
Jacob L. Freedman MD "Each Jewish woman is a bas Melech, Dr. Freedman!"
Streamlined Service
Riki Goldstein "JewishMusic Stream is still about classic kosher music”
Perfect Harmony
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Hang On to the Glow
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Marking Miracles
Faigy Peritzman The miracles are there, but our eyes are blind to them
Going Against the Current
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Wise to deny our kids something all their friends have?
Clothed in Splendor
Mrs. Elana Moskowitz When dressing up is spiritual, not superficial
The Spokesman: Part IV
D. Himy, M.S. CCC-SLP and Zivia Reischer Every sentence tells a story; make yours well told