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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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The Yeshivah That Never Gives Up
Rabbi Moshe Grylak Nurturing every spark until it’s a full-fledged flame
He Loved to Do Good
Yonoson Rosenblum What it means to take responsibility for a fellow Jew
Out of Character
Eytan Kobre This gaping gap in my would-be wordsmithery niggles
Got Grit?
Alexandra Fleksher How can we help our kids get grittier?
10 Questions for Yoni Fishkin
Rachel Bachrach 15,000 minyanim, more than 6,500 locations, 70 countries
Lucky Day
Jacob L. Freedman Zaki got an addictive thrill from risking it all
Ghost of a Chance
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman He knew and she knew. And that was all that mattered
Giving All I Have
Riki Goldstein The song of unswerving faith
Rabbi Shloime Taussig: I’m never in the studio without…
Riki Goldstein “I make sure to do this before every job”
Last-Minute Decisions
Riki Goldstein How do entertainers know they made the right choice?
Preparation Makes Perfect
Faigy Peritzman The more we prepare, the more we can receive kedushah
Not Wanted
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Lectures usually don’t inspire — they backfire
Constant Creation
Rabbi Menachem Nissel The keys to life are safely in Hashem’s Hands
The Gardener: Part IV
D. Himy with Zivia Reischer “When there’s a pause in conversation, you can join in”