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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.
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.
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?