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Hope

Shelly Fine

I still cannot quite believe that I have cancer. I still cannot quite believe I had to quit my job. I still cannot quite believe that it’s completely possible I will not see my two- and three-year-old daughters grow up. I might miss my 12-year-old son’s bar mitzvah.

 

The Battered Husband

Barbara Bensoussan

Hear the term “domestic violence” and you immediately conjure up an image of a terrified woman cowering in fear. But in reality, men are the victims as often as they’re the perpetrators. They’re just too ashamed to admit it.

 

My House is Your House

Riki Goldstein

Supplementing your income by renting out a small piece of your property sounds like a dream deal. But what’s the real cost? What makes a good tenant — and how can one be a good landlord? Four landladies reveal the highs, the lows, and the laughs of sharing their homes with a tenant.

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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?”