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Shying Away From Life

Dov Finkelstein, LCSW

Some of us feel a little self-conscious at times. But for some people, it becomes a real stumbling block, causing them to retreat into loneliness. What’s really behind this anxiety — and how to overcome it.

 

One Couple, Two Backgrounds

C. B. Gavant

How do you knit together two conflicting upbringings — one baal teshuvah, one frum from birth — into a harmonious whole? Several couples share their stories and secrets

 

A World for a World

As told to Rayzel Reich, by her grandmother Mrs. Jenia Reich

One who keeps a Jewish soul alive is considered to have sustained an entire world (Sanhedrin 37a)

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Man to Man
Rabbi Moshe Grylak Each mitzvah counts because they all have one Source
PC Where It Hurts
Yonoson Rosenblum The IDF is sacrificing its own strength for secularism
In Its Clutches
Eytan Kobre Technology is biologically addictive. Now what?
Broken Matzos, Whole People
Rabbi Efrem Goldberg The ability to adjust our expectations is freedom
Washington Will Have to Go
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman Statuettes aren’t a Jewish way of honoring others
Time for a Rematch
Jacob L. Freedman “Then you agree that I’m probably Mashiach?”
Ivri Anochi
Riki Goldstein A simple message goes a very long way…
From the Mouth of Babes
Faigy Peritzman I use Lamaze a lot more as my kids get older
Something’s Wrong
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Low moods or extreme stress don’t equal depression
Woman of Greatness
Rebbetzin Shira Smiles What were the Ishah HaShunamis’s rare strengths?
Let Freedom Ring
Chana Mayers Not just cutting corners but cutting myself slack
Dear Daughter
Words Unspoken How I pine to have you rejoin our family