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Let My Child Learn

Malkie Schulman

Your child is struggling, falling behind in school. But you and his teacher can’t figure out why. Experts discuss the ways we learn, how kids get “locked out,” and the various keys to helping every child access his potential.

 

Following Her Inner Compass

Yocheved Engel

Her life spanned continents and cultures, but her rich inner values remained the same throughout. A few short weeks after her sudden passing on Chol Hamoed Pesach, Family First pays tribute to Rebbetzin Shulamit Bitton Blau, a woman whose humor and courage lit up the hearts of all who knew her.

 

Stepping Out of the Shadow

Rena Michaels

To you, I am the new wife. More, I am the usurper, the woman who has come to take your best friend’s place, and even to wipe away her memory. Oh, that is too harsh, I hear you protest. Perhaps. But before you judge, please, understand my position.

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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?”