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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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Sounds of Silence
Rabbi Moshe Grylak The Sages and their silences
The Slow Death of Europe
Yonoson Rosenblum What explains Europe’s self-destructive denial?
Time to Tell It Like It Is
Eytan Kobre Speak openly and honestly against evil
Vi Elult’zich?
Rabbi Henoch Plotnick Elul waits for no one
Wild Card
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman “Welcome your son, even on Shabbos”
Good for You
Faigy Peritzman Friends and family tried to cheer me up. “It wasn’t your...
Unparallel Lives
Sarah Chana Radcliffe What to do when spouses live out of tandem
Dear Girl on the Fridge Magnet
Words Unspoken I could say, “Welcome to real life, honey!” as I notice ...