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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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We Want to Stay Jews
Rabbi Moshe Grylak “It’s your fault my son is marrying a goyah!”
Scandal on Z Street
Yonoson Rosenblum Is the IRS becoming an instrument of partisan warfare?
Saved by the Buzzer
Eytan Kobre It wasn’t adopted frumkeit, it was actualized truth
The Switchblade and the Chazon Ish
Rabbi Meir Wikler The long-term effectiveness of our current actions
Financial Austerity
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman The temptations of bribery are overwhelming
The Best Policy
Jacob L. Freedman “Start by being honest and asking for help”
Cause Then Effect
Faigy Peritzman Not what we say, but why we say it
Parental Burnout
Sarah Chana Radcliffe A burned-out parent can’t take care of anyone
On the Derech
Mrs. Shani Mendlowitz Our own wavering in emunah opens the door to Amalek