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A Flower Blooms in India

Dr. Pearl Herzog

Born into immense wealth, Flora Sassoon could have easily strayed from the path of Torah. Instead, she became a legend in her time — raising strong frum Jews in the heart of India, managing her family’s company after she was widowed at age thirty-five, and opening her doors and pocketbook to all who sought her help.

 

Border Control

Barbara Bensoussan

The secular media loves to portray mothers-in-law as harping, critical dragon ladies who are never satisfied with their underachieving sons-in-law (and who nevertheless always manage to overstay their welcome). However, with a little effort, sensitivity, and communication, there’s no reason a son-in-law and mother-in-law can’t enjoy a pleasant, if not positive, relationship.

 

Flying towards the Dawn

Anonymous

It all started gradually, insidiously. The first indication of change came when my husband Moshe became forgetful. It was most obvious on Shabbos mornings, when he would invariably repeat the same dvar Torah which he had presented the previous evening. The first few times, I inwardly laughed at his lapse of memory. Eventually, however, I became concerned, and suggested that he see a doctor.

 

Hashem’s Palette

Libi Astaire

When it comes to home decor, most of us feel prefer to play it safe by using neutral colors. That’s a shame, since a vibrant blue or yellow or rose can add joyous energy to any room. Decorating with color is easier than you might think, since the “instruction manual” can be mastered just by taking a look at the vibrant colors found in Hashem’s world. I admire women who can find time before Pesach to do home decorating improvements, such as paint or reupholster the couch. During that hectic month, pick

 

Complaints Welcome

Malky Hollander

I gripped the phone in my hands, my knuckles turning white from the effort of restraining my temper. The angry tirade came hissing down the wires: “It’s just not right! It’s not right that I have to wait half an hour till the next girl comes. What are they, presidents of United States? What are they so busy with that they can’t stay with me another half hour until the next visitor?! Excuses, excuses! That’s all I hear!”



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Think It Through
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Face the Facts: Don’t Suppress Them
Yonoson Rosenblum The left behaves more and more like a cult
You Never Looked So Good
Eytan Kobre Growing hunger for the fleeting high of the superficial
Top 5 Shiur Title Techniques
Rabbi Dovid Bashevkin The answer to “what’s it about?” can fill or empty rooms
Power of Suggestion
Rachel Bachrach Mikey Benzaken is a stage hypnotist based in Jerusalem
Make It Happen
Jacob L. Freedman “If I’m a bum then let me be a bum”
Hard Knocks
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman The Langer boys never forgot that apology
The Classic That Almost Didn’t Make the Cut
Riki Goldstein “It took only ten minutes to write, so we weren’t sure”
Hevel Pihem Keeps the World Going
Riki Goldstein The purity of their eyes and their innocent chatter
Yussi Sonnenblick never imagined they’d be singing “Eilecha” half a century later
Riki Goldstein “It’s nice to hear people still singing those songs”
The Rebbe’s Smile and the Rav’s Slap
Riki Goldstein “That was probably my most memorable performance”
Life in the Other Lane
Faigy Peritzman We should honor every Jew as if he were a talmid chacham
Needy
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Touch of Light
Rebbetzin Debbie Greenblatt “A person cannot live without any kavod”
Stay-at-Home Therapist: Part I
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