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Take Care

Michal Eisikowitz

Will sleepaway camp be a fond memory your child holds dearly — or an awful experience she regrets for decades? Your child’s counselor shoulders much of the responsibility for how her summer turns out. What camps are doing to ensure counselors understand — and are prepared for — their vital role.

 

Open Home, Open Heart

Margie Pensak

Miriam Lowenbraun’s untimely passing two days before Shavuos plunged thousands into mourning. Miriam was not only born into Torah royalty, she perpetuated it. As her uncle Rabbi Dr. Abraham J. Twerski said, “Mimi… taught us what it means to have a firm emunah in HaKadosh Baruch Hu.”

 

It’s a Wrap

Barbara Bensoussan

Most of us view the tichel as something to throw on when you’re about to cook or wash the floors. But Andrea Grinberg and Rivka Malka Perlman are helping elevate the tichel to fine art.

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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?”