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Jumping Forward

Hadas Fuchs

Low muscle tone? Problems concentrating? The solution may be a jump away. Experts are advising children and adults to pick their feet and start jumping. Find out why and how it helps.

 

Legacy of a Noble Lady

Shira Yehudit Djlilmand

Lady Amélie Jakobovits was born into a family of rabbinic royalty. Her marriage to Immanuel Jakobovits, who went on to become Chief Rabbi of England, solidified her role as a community activist. In honor of her first yahrtzeit, Family First spoke with close family and friends to gain a personal portrait of the figure affectionately known by many simply as “Lady J.”

 

The Secret Keeper

Michal Eisikowitz

In our world, keeping things hush-hush is almost a way of life. But when does the practice get out of hand? Here, the folly and fallouts of keeping family matters strictly confidential.

 

Entering Abba’s Heart

Rhona Lewis

Before Sima could inscribe her tale, she needed to learn how to read and write. Surely today she would convince Abba to send her to the French Alliance School. Even the shochet’s daughter went there. She thought of Abba’s Chumash, stored carefully on the shelf in the kitchen–living room. Soon she would be reading from it. “A girl who is already thirteen must think of building a home,” Abba said every time she mentioned school.

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Sounds of Silence
Rabbi Moshe Grylak The Sages and their silences
The Slow Death of Europe
Yonoson Rosenblum What explains Europe’s self-destructive denial?
Time to Tell It Like It Is
Eytan Kobre Speak openly and honestly against evil
Vi Elult’zich?
Rabbi Henoch Plotnick Elul waits for no one
Wild Card
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman “Welcome your son, even on Shabbos”
Good for You
Faigy Peritzman Friends and family tried to cheer me up. “It wasn’t your...
Unparallel Lives
Sarah Chana Radcliffe What to do when spouses live out of tandem
Dear Girl on the Fridge Magnet
Words Unspoken I could say, “Welcome to real life, honey!” as I notice ...