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When Pain Reaches A Boiling Point

Debbie Braun

Some lash outwards when they are in pain. Others turn the pain inwards. Nowhere is this as evident as in the phenomenon of self-injury. While the concept is difficult to comprehend, let alone discuss, it is precisely its compelling nature that necessitates honest appraisal. For if we don’t acknowledge, we can’t help.

 

Opening Doors for Dani

Machla Abramovitz

It has been said that bearing and raising children changes the tapestry of the soul. Kathy Laszlo can certainly testify to that fact. The birth of her firstborn son, Dani, set in motion a chain of life-altering events that brought Kathy from Hungary to Toronto and brought religious Judaism into her life. Along the way, Kathy became a trailblazing advocate for her child and other children who shared his challenges.

 

Winter Fashion Gets The Boot

Perel Grossman

It’s hard to be elegant in the winter. Think about it. Large, fuzzy hats pulled down over your ears, big clunky boots, ungainly gloves. And the final indignity: the chapping of the lips and the under-nose area.

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