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Avoiding the Big 8

Robert M. Cohen, M.D.

With food allergies rising at an alarming rate, feeding your kids isn’t as simple as it used to be. Here, which foods are the biggest culprits, which symptoms require emergency care, plus revolutionary research that is changing the way we approach this condition (hint: peanuts may be the perfect baby food).

 

Short Story: The One Who Got Away

Tzipporah Wald

A Jewish child. Somewhere in the middle of nowhere, a Jewish child called Hanny. Breindy pictured her, sitting on her bed in Missouri, thinking Jewish thoughts, yearning for Hashem, not knowing Who she was yearning for.

 

All in the Family

Gila Arnold

It’s the classic Jewish mother’s kvell: “My son, the doctor…” Yet curiously enough, there’s many a mother who can boast of “My son … and daughter … and son-in-law … and cousin, the doctor.” Do careers run in families? What sort of family produces what type of professional? Family First explores this unusual intersection between work and home.



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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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