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Tough to Love

C.B. Gavant

We all want to love our kids unconditionally. But sometimes one of our children fills our home with such frustration, tension, or rage that we find ourselves wondering if getting along — much less liking him — is really possible.

 

Men at Work in the Kitchen

Riki Goldstein

Move over, frilly aprons and dainty kitchen accessories. Plenty of husbands are busy in the kitchen, whipping up delicious dishes for their families, with a hearty helping of love. But where does that leave their wives?

 

SisterSchmooze: Making a Splash

Marcia Stark Meth • Emmy Stark Zitter • Miriam Stark Zakon •

“Thank you, Hashem, for kosher pizza, and for creating swimming pools!” Remember that line from Country Yossi’s “Modeh Ani” song, belted out to the tune of an old folk song? Just something cutesy to get the kids’ attention? Maybe some deeper meaning eddies beneath the surface.…

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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 ...