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Warming Jewish souls in Chile: an interview with Rebbetzin Debbie Waissbluth of Santiago

C. B. Gavant

She was born and bred in Great Neck, New York, an area famous for its suburban lifestyle, the US Merchant Marine Academy, and large Jewish community. So how did she end up a rebbetzin in Santiago, Chile, a Catholic, Spanish-speaking city with many museums, pollution, and a minuscule Jewish population?

 

Harnessing Habits: How To Control Habits So They Don’t Control You

Riva Pomerantz

It starts as an occasional behavior, an annoying tendency. And suddenly, it’s a full-blown habit that you find yourself engaging in again, and again, and again. How do we free ourselves from the shackles of bad habit? Family First offers you a plethora of ideas and methods for ditching the behaviors you wish you’d never begun.

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Something from Nothing
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The Business Trip
Rabbi Avrohom Neuberger Sometimes business trips aren’t strictly business
Death and Taxes
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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?”