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Stressed for Success

Libi Astaire

Stress is bad for you. Everyone knows that. Right? Actually, psychologists are rethinking what we know about stress and coming to some surprising conclusions. Here are five myths that have failed the stress test.

 

The Great Cover-up

Barbara Tuckel, PhD

What moves a woman to begin covering her hair, if she hasn’t done so for the first 5, 10, 20 years of marriage? What makes the transition easier or more difficult? Six women share their experiences taking on the mitzvah of kisui rosh.

 

Playing with Dynamite

Esther Teichtal

For two heart-stopping years during World War II, Devorah Kosczevsky lived among gentile partisans in the forests of Lithuania. It was an ongoing trial of stamina and faith. Dora or Devorah? Jewish meidel or Russian comrade? She fought the Germans without — and the threats to her faith within.

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Rabbi Moshe Grylak Each mitzvah counts because they all have one Source
PC Where It Hurts
Yonoson Rosenblum The IDF is sacrificing its own strength for secularism
In Its Clutches
Eytan Kobre Technology is biologically addictive. Now what?
Broken Matzos, Whole People
Rabbi Efrem Goldberg The ability to adjust our expectations is freedom
Washington Will Have to Go
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman Statuettes aren’t a Jewish way of honoring others
Time for a Rematch
Jacob L. Freedman “Then you agree that I’m probably Mashiach?”
Ivri Anochi
Riki Goldstein A simple message goes a very long way…
From the Mouth of Babes
Faigy Peritzman I use Lamaze a lot more as my kids get older
Something’s Wrong
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Low moods or extreme stress don’t equal depression
Woman of Greatness
Rebbetzin Shira Smiles What were the Ishah HaShunamis’s rare strengths?
Let Freedom Ring
Chana Mayers Not just cutting corners but cutting myself slack
Dear Daughter
Words Unspoken How I pine to have you rejoin our family