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20/20 Shidduch Vision

Barbara Bensoussan

How do you achieve that much-vaunted clarity in the artificial light of the traditional shidduch date? How do you move the relationship along, tease out what’s negotiable from what is unacceptable? Nowadays, many befuddled singles seek the perspective of dating mentors or coaches whose broader life experience and insight help them navigate the fog. The common issues that threaten to stifle shidduchim are often fixable and, with the right mentor, the dater can achieve a happy white-lace conclusion.

 

Daughter of Defiance

Esther Teichtal

Two blessings. One at the dawn of her life, the other as night settled upon European Jewry. Those blessing conferred strength on Bronka Marcus, and with the courage and inner fortitude borne of ironclad emunah, she risked her life for her People again and again.

 

Vintage Wine

Yehudis Becker

They are my teachers. My friends. They are the grandparents I never had. Each visit with them holds the promise of surprise, the richness of wise insight, the humor of a wry comment. Five memorable encounters.

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