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Waves in the Fishbowl

Riki Goldstein

Those in the public eye always have to deal with prying glances and intrusive comments. When personal hardship strikes, the challenge of balancing the roles of public figure and private individual becomes that much more complex.

 

Worried Sick Parents

Azriela Jaffe

Your son suddenly develops a bright red rash but doesn’t seem bothered by it. Your daughter can’t shake her chronic cough. Should you head to the nearest emergency room, or can you simply wait it out? Advice from the experts.

 

Solomon’s Child

As told to Leah Gebber

I smiled at Mom when I got home. It had been a good Shabbos, after all. “Your teeth are yellow,” my mother said. I ran my tongue over my teeth. They did feel a little sticky. Come to think of it, I had forgotten to brush them after Shabbos and Sunday morning. Now it was Sunday lunchtime. I watched Mom’s face harden.

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