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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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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