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Growing Greatness

Leah Gebber

Planted, tended, nurtured — tendrils appear; new buds stretch for the sunlight. A rain of exquisite white blossoms bursts forth. Deep within the human soul, growth is planted, tended, nurtured. Blossoms give way to the breathtaking fruits of greatness: connection, courage, breadth of vision, loftiness of spirit. Family First traces the growth and greatness of Mrs. Ettel Salomon a”h.

 

Stay Out or Speak Up?

Michal Eisikowitz

“Open your wallet and zip your mouth” is the blunt advice given to new mothers of marrieds. It seems straightforward — until life happens. Married children may be adults, but they’re inexperienced. When you see them making choices you’re sure are leading to disaster, are you meant to remain silent? We presented five common scenarios to seasoned experts. Each offers a valuable direction and perspective.

 

A Constant Awareness

Mrs. Shani Mendlowitz

If anyone ever offers you a penny for your thoughts, walk away. I can show you the path to a far sweeter deal, with the promise of infinite returns.

 

PESACH THEME SECTION: Standing at the Crossroads

Egyptian slave or servant of G-d? Mired in materialism or sustained by the spirit? Trapped by social convention or bound to the Creator with chains of love? Millennia after Yetzias Mitzrayim, the questions still pulse through our souls. Facing them, we face ourselves.

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Declaring Bankruptcy
Yonoson Rosenblum The implosion of the Conservative movemen
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?”