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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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Mike’s Message
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Coming Detractions
Eytan Kobre “…Open and Orthodox, whatever that means”
In Her Place
Yisroel Besser Men outside and in the back
Beware of Declarations
Rabbi Shneur Aisenstark Transparency with children when making decisions
The Best You Can Be
Jacob L. Freedman When you’re just named Joe Shmo
Emojification
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman Help! We’ve been captured by emojis!
Yechadshehu
Riki Goldstein The brachos of Shabbos Mevarechim
Just Because
Faigy Peritzman A rule for the entire Torah
In the Heat of the Moment
Sarah Chana Radcliffe When to intervene, when to not
Foundation of Gratitude
Rebbetzin Shira Smiles Three life-changing morning minutes
Hide and Veg
Shira Isenberg Peas and thank you!