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Garden of Eatin’

Barbara Bensoussan

Gardens and farms have always been part of human existence: Hashem created Adam and placed him in a garden, then expelled him and obliged him to farm for his sustenance. But nowadays, sowing, tending, and harvesting one’s own fruits and vegetables are something we read about rather than something we do. Our kids learn words like winnowing, plowing, and tilling in yeshivah, but can’t imagine anybody actually performing such labors. The Denver Academy of Torah (DAT) set out to change all that.

 

Middle Matters

C.B. Gavant

Whether you’re the second child or the seventh, most people fall somewhere in between the bechor and the baby. How does this affect personality? Does it matter how big your family is? Middle-borns share their side of the birth-order story.

 

Hosting the Ultimate Shabbos Table

Margie Pensak

“A wonderful gift I have in My treasury house and Shabbos is its name.” Inviting guests to our Shabbos table gives us the opportunity to share that gift. The logistics, though, can sometimes seem daunting. Family First unravels the who, where, and how of enjoying Shabbos company

 

Searching for Solace

Devoirelle Halberstam

“I came here today, to Auschwitz, to fulfill a request. The last request of a man I knew. He wrote a letter.”

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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?”