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Writing History, Creating Destiny

Shira Yehudit Djilimand

This week marks the shloshim of Rebbetzin Chana Rotenberg a”h, a remarkable woman whose goal was to transmit the mesorah and Torah of the previous generation. This mission shaped her every deed, whether hand-copying her husband’s magnum opus, discussing chinuch issues with Rav Hutner ztz”l, reaching out to families in Cincinnati, or going blueberry-picking with her children.

 

A Home without Harmony

Sarah Chana Radcliffe

Whether you’re in a troubled marriage or your marriage simply has a few troubles, it can dramatically impact your child’s development. Practical ways to diffuse marital tension — and create a safer, happier home for your family.

 

Short Story: The Top of the Stairs

Shoshana Schwartz

Lunchtime in the Schwartz household. Five children return from five different schools at five different times. They reject my food eight different ways, jostle each other with their ten elbows, and vie for my singular attention. Two return to school — and will come home just in time for supper. Therefore, if lunch isn’t on the table at exactly one o’clock, the words “smooth day” temporarily disappear from our family vocabulary (temporarily being anywhere between one day and two years).

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Fallen Idols
Rabbi Moshe Grylak Even the best of values can become idolatry
Declaring Bankruptcy
Yonoson Rosenblum The implosion of the Conservative movement
Something from Nothing
Eytan Kobre Israel should go for a bigger win than baseball
The Business Trip
Rabbi Avrohom Neuberger Sometimes business trips aren’t strictly business
Death and Taxes
Jacob L. Freedman Aliyah ups, downs, and all-arounds
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?”