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Olympic Training for the Brain: The Arrowsmith Revolution

Michal Eisikowitz

Ever since the educational community has begun understanding learning disabilities, they’ve accepted them with resignation; there’s no cure, but we’ll help you make the best of a difficult situation. Enter Arrowsmith and the rules of the game changed. Suddenly, there were those who not only believed that learning disabilities could be cured – they even claimed to be able to do so.

 

The World in a Room: School Days of the Past

Libi Astaire

Fall is in the air, so don’t forget to scrape some bark off the birch tree, sharpen a quill pen or two, and dust off the hornbook. And don’t worry if your spillin isn’t purrfekt — your teacher probably can’t “spill” too well, either. In other words, it’s back to school, back in the past!

 

Creating Order from Chaos: Giving Our Children the Gift of Organization

Leah Gebber

Many skills are taught in school. But some of the most critical skills — the ones that ensure that learning can take place — are overlooked. Organization is essential to success in school. Family First examines every aspect of schoolwork and offers creative solutions for helping your child organize himself.

 

Keeping the Spirit Alive: New Ways for Young Women to Remain Inspired After Seminary

Barbara Bensoussan

Many young women — newly graduated from solid limudei kodesh educations in high schools and seminaries, with the inspirational teachings of our gedolim lingering on the tips of their tongues after the last set of final exams — are navigating the no-man’s-land, between finishing school and starting careers, and establishing homes and families of their own. How can they ensure that the spirit of those halcyon days in seminary or the last years of high school continues to warm them from inside?

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Fallen Idols
Rabbi Moshe Grylak Even the best of values can become idolatry
Declaring Bankruptcy
Yonoson Rosenblum The implosion of the Conservative movement
Something from Nothing
Eytan Kobre Israel should go for a bigger win than baseball
The Business Trip
Rabbi Avrohom Neuberger Sometimes business trips aren’t strictly business
Death and Taxes
Jacob L. Freedman Aliyah ups, downs, and all-arounds
Perspective Shift
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman Single, female, Orthodox, adult: not an oxymoron
Mission with Ambition
Faigy Peritzman The way you see her is what she will become
Drop the Nagging
Sarah Chana Radcliffe You can gain cooperation, but not by nagging
Trying Our Patience
Rebbetzin Aviva Feiner Savlanus isn’t just patience, it’s endurance
Redeeming Factor
Shoshana Itzkowitz “When was the last time we ate a meal behind the dryer?”