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Fanciful Face Art

Pnina Hanoka

This Purim, get creative with your kids’ costumes! Instead of limiting yourself to masks, crowns, and other accessories that are quickly lost or discarded, try painting the entire look on in the morning, and the costume will last all day. Watch your daughter turn into a flower princess and your son become a fierce wolf — there’s nothing like a little face paint to bring fantasies to life!

 

Passive Smokers, Impassive Wives?

Leah Gebber and Chany Rosengarten

The risk. The expense. The smell. The stigma. In the past two decades, society has made a 180-degree turn regarding the acceptability of smoking. The overwhelming no! has become more than a choice about healthy living — it’s taken on moral overtones. Which leaves wives of smokers in an excruciatingly difficult position. Two wives talk of lit cigarettes and singed hearts.

 

The Polish Queen Esther

Dr. Pearl Herzog

Centuries after Purim’s Queen Esther lived and died, another Jewess with a similar name lived a strikingly similar life story, using her position of power to save her fellow Jews from persecution

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Making Our Story His
Yonoson Rosenblum On Rosh Hashanah we do not hide
No Icing on the Cake
Eytan Kobre Society — and sanity — has lost
Soul Stirring
Rabbi Avrohom Neuberger Simply put, the Yamim Noraim work
Day in the Life of Aaron Ovadia
Rachel Bachrach Aaron Ovadia’s Drops of Light Project
Even Your In-Laws
Jacob L. Freedman No big reward if it’s not tough
Connecting the Dots
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman The evil, the eclipse, the destruction, the goodness
Above the Clouds
Faigy Peritzman Taking no step of my journey for granted
Moving Forward
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Rosh Hashanah invites us into our future
Kings and Queens
Rebbetzin Debbie Greenblatt Such is the power of kavod