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From Defiant to Compliant

Rifka Schonfeld

Kids with oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) can be obstinate, rude, and explosive. They can also be helped

 

Her Castoffs, My Couture (or as close as I’m going to get)

Malki Lowinger

Thrift shops conjure up images of dank, musty places that sell incomplete puzzles and Grandma’s ancient mohair coat. Think again. The world of secondhand has reinvented itself, and consignment stores are happening places where savvy shoppers pick up anything from designer furs to antique record players for a fraction of their original price.

 

Head to Head: A paean to my mother-in-law Rebbetzin Chana Twersky Feuerman a”h

Ruchama Feuerman

After I got married, I didn’t fall in love with my mother-in-law — at least not at first. I was suspicious of her sweetness, of the presents she gave for every occasion, and … just because. When she came to visit — after calling days beforehand to make sure it was a good time — she brought foil pans of baked chicken, plastic containers of compote, brownies and blondies, and the sweet potato frites she knew I loved. Was it real or put-on, all this kindness? When would I meet the real her?



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We Want to Stay Jews
Rabbi Moshe Grylak “It’s your fault my son is marrying a goyah!”
Scandal on Z Street
Yonoson Rosenblum Is the IRS becoming an instrument of partisan warfare?
Saved by the Buzzer
Eytan Kobre It wasn’t adopted frumkeit, it was actualized truth
The Switchblade and the Chazon Ish
Rabbi Meir Wikler The long-term effectiveness of our current actions
Financial Austerity
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman The temptations of bribery are overwhelming
The Best Policy
Jacob L. Freedman “Start by being honest and asking for help”
Cause Then Effect
Faigy Peritzman Not what we say, but why we say it
Parental Burnout
Sarah Chana Radcliffe A burned-out parent can’t take care of anyone
On the Derech
Mrs. Shani Mendlowitz Our own wavering in emunah opens the door to Amalek