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So, how are you feeling?

Shayna Friedman

By the time you are reading this, summer is well underway. If you are up in the country or camp, perhaps you are having a blast and feeling great. Maybe you are feeling lonely or bored. This time of the year also means the Three Weeks, bringing feeling of sadness and loss. Feelings are a large part of our experience, affecting the way we behave and even the way we think. Come journey into this complex inside world and who knows? What you read might even change how you feel about feelings.

 

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Rabbi Nachman Zakon

Who was the gadol known as the American Chofetz Chaim? Don’t know? Here’s a hint. He helped thousands of Jewish kids he never even met. Still don’t know??? Then let me tell you about an American gadol who didn’t live so long ago — about the time when your zeidy was young.

 

Accepting

Malka Katzman

“Who wants noodles?” “ME!” the unanimous cry comes from around the table. I count again; I think I had a mistake before. There’s Shloimy, Sarala, Liba, Naomi, Ari, Elchonon, Tzippy, Mendy, Shany, Chezky, Yochie, wait — who just slunk out of their seat? Oh, well, I lost track again.

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Declaring Bankruptcy
Yonoson Rosenblum The implosion of the Conservative movemen
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?”