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Family First Feature
Is the new weight loss drug a panacea — or a peril?

By Esther Shaindy Leshkowitz

Family First Inbox
“We’d appreciate you not rubbing your good fortune in our faces while we keep hoping for a new government that will grant us Sundays”

By Family First Readers

Family Tempo
“Narcissist.” An ugly, nasty word, almost an onomatopoeia, hissing of insidious things

By Mimi Ashkenazi

A Better You
Practice positive self-talk: Thoughts like, I can’t do this or this is too hard for me lead to feelings of overwhelm

By Family First Contributors

No Fail
I was in way over my head, yet I kept letting others down

By Fay Dworetsky

Windows
He just ambled into the woods at the end of our street, oblivious to all the eyes following his every move

By  Rebecca (Feldbaum) Steier

Sidekick
If you’re a mom, you blink at your own peril

By Hadassa Swerds

Family First Serial
How does she do it? Scratching out words and numbers and talking to him at the same time?

By Leah Gebber

Jr. Feature
What’s beyond our beautiful planet. What’s so different out there?

By Penina Steinbruch

Family First Serial
Don’t be passive-aggressive. It never works. But what should she tell Danielle, no? That felt rude, although she wasn’t sure why

By Esther Kurtz

Teen Diary Serial
The night before my conversion, I lay in bed, excited thoughts whirling around in my head, tinged with nervousness about the actual procedure

By Chaya Rosen

LifeTakes
I held on to that dream for a year and more. Each month, and another, and another

By Menucha Solomons

A Heaping Scoop
How do you defrost margarine quickly without melting it? 

By FamilyTable Contributors

By the Letter
It seems so simple, and yet Chazal tell us that the concept of yichud Hashem is something beyond human comprehension

By Cindy Landesman and Mindel Kassorla