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Body Language, Part I

Yisrael Rutman

It’s not only words we use to express our thoughts and feelings. We use our bodies too. We talk with our hands, we nod our heads, stand at attention, shrug our shoulders, and turn our backs on things we don’t like. In this article, we explore body language, and offer some advice on how to get your message across.

 

Speaking In Silence

Rhona Lewis

Yudi, Shimon, and Ari are coming to see my new train set in ten minutes,” Uriel shouted to his mother who was lying on the couch. He flung his backpack down the hall, hoping it would somehow turn the corner and make it into his bedroom. “Can I open a bag of pretzels and the Sour Sticks we bought for Shabbos?” When his mother didn’t answer, he ran to the couch. “You said they could come today, remember?”

 

Curious Jr.: Just Act Natural

Ruchama Schnaidman

A Rabbi. A villain. A singer. A drunk. Can one person have all of these titles? Sure, if your name is Kuppy Elbogen and you’re a professional actor and singer. What is life as an actor like? Jr. spoke to Kuppy Elbogen to find out.



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Whose State Is It?
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First, Clean Your Room
Yonoson Rosenblum Disorder of our rooms reflects the disorder of our minds
Start Up with G-d
Eytan Kobre “Women rabbis” suffocate the spirit of the law
The Non-Competitive Competitors
Rabbi Avrohom Weinrib Competition? We are all working for the same Boss!
In Defense of Those Eltere Bochurim
“Still Waiting” (an anonymous contributor) A perspective built on 12 years (and counting) of dating
No Size Fits All
Jacob L. Freedman Meir’s success seemed practically carved out for him
Endnote - Start with the Heart
Riki Goldstein “I start with the heart of the sound, then add layers”
Great Shakes
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman Hashem has His ways of pressing our “reset” button
Of Gates and Gators
Faigy Peritzman Our ears can receive messages the most easily
I Don’t Know
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Get around decision paralysis by listening to your gut
Time to Try the Frum Dating Sites?
Sara Eisemann That’s my problem and I’ll have to work it through