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Making Sense of the Senses: The Ins and Outs of Sensory Processing Disorder

C.B. Gavant

At 4 p.m., Shimmy* looks like any other cheder kid. His blue eyes sparkle with mischief as he whizzes past on his bike. Just 2 hours later, you’ll see a different picture. As Shimmy’s mother serves supper Shimmy turns away at just about everything his mother offers. Tonight, Shimmy is not at the table at all. He’s in his bed, hiding under the covers. He will probably remain there for several hours; or at least until the antibiotics kick in. Shimmy is not spoiled or crazy. He has sensory processing disorder

 

Fifty is For Growth!

Libi Astaire

life expectancy in the United States was approximately fifty years of age. Today reaching fifty means reaching a new stage of life: marrying off the kids, confronting empty nest syndrome, and, sometimes, empty bank account syndrome. In other words, it’s a time of new challenges and, as Family First recently found out, new opportunities for growth.

 

Sensible Sari

Bracha Rosman

How long can a women wait for rainy day?



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Out of Character
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Got Grit?
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Lucky Day
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Ghost of a Chance
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Giving All I Have
Riki Goldstein The song of unswerving faith
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Last-Minute Decisions
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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
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