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What Women Seek in Uman

Shalvi Weissman

Some are hoping for a specific salvation. Others want to connect to Rebbe Nachman. Still others have no idea why they’ve come. But the thousands of women who come to Uman annually all find something.

 

The Secret in My House

Azriela Jaffe

For many years, two sisters never revealed to anyone that their mother was … different. That she never cooked or cleaned, not even for Shabbos. That verbal and physical abuse were everyday events. Decades later, they finally discovered that their mother was suffering from an agonizing mental illness.

 

Experimenting in the Kitchen

Chany Rosengarten

Would you let science invade your kitchen? My grandmother allowed an ungainly refrigerator to crowd up her tenement when the appliance first emerged on the market with the promise of prolonging food freshness. That was just the beginning of kitchen innovations. Today, foodies and scientists have come up with countless other ways to revolutionize the way meals are prepared. Family First gives you a quick peek at some of the latest inventions.

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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?”