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Superiority Complex

Malky Heimowitz

Yale law professor Amy Chua opened her January 8 Wall Street Journal essay, “Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior,” with the things her two daughters are never allowed to do, which include having a play date, not playing piano or violin, and not being the No. 1 student in everything except gym and drama. Emailed across the globe, it created storms of protest. Can frum women learn anything about parenting from the Chinese? Or would we consider all of their methods of the “Don’t try this at home” variety?

 

Coping with Crohn’s

Azriela Jaffe

Mention Crohn’s disease, and you will inevitably receive a slew of reactions. The symptoms, challenges, and personal perspective of living with Crohn’s all seem to be as distinct as the individuals affected. What is Crohn’s disease and how does it shape living a successful optimistic life?

 

Female Breadwinners: A Winning Situation?

Barbara Bensoussan

In today’s financial atmosphere, many women are forced to seek employment to supplement the family’s income. What happens when a woman becomes the primary breadwinner? How can she balance this position with the roles of homemaker and helpmate to her husband?

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