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Acing Triple-Headers

C.B. Gavant

We cherish the Yamim Tovim. But three days of Yom Tov in a row — three times in one month! — can leave us feeling daunted, and struggling to hold on to the beauty of the days. Seasoned mothers share their tips for keeping the spirit of Yom Tov and their children’s spirits intact throughout a triple-header.

 

Same Place, Different Pace

Riki Goldstein

When they moved in, it was shtreimlach and golden beketshes; now knitted kippahs rule. Where Dati-leumi teens strolled to Bnei Akiva groups, American kollel wives chase toddlers. Welcome to a changed neighborhood. For those who stay put as their environs shift, life can get interesting.

 

SisterSchmooze...because three heads are better than one

Some people never look back. But the frum Jew is constantly reevaluating, self-assessing, applying 20/20 hindsight. It’s part of our mindset to always wonder: Did I do the right thing? If I had a chance at a do-over, would I do things differently?

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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?”