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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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Marriage Prep is a Teaching Moment
Yonoson Rosenblum Show young, searching Jews that Torah works
Elephant in the Room
Eytan Kobre Welcome to the Monkey House
No Hitting
Jacob L. Freedman “Torah doesn’t stand for that kind of behavior”
The Must Vs. The Should
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman Performing G-d’s mitzvos transcends personal feelings
Tongue in Check
Faigy Peritzman There’s no substitute for positive reinforcement
Debugging the Dynamic
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Positive change starts with the spouse who’s smart
Social Savvy Vs. My Kids’ Shidduchim
Sara Eisemann As parents, we have the obligation to contain ourselves