Keep Calm and Face Yourself Sarah Pachter Rav Yoel Gold shares an incredible story in a recent video entitled “Face Your Bears.”[1] Effie Eitam, a commander in the Israeli army for thirty years, had been through several wars, escaped frightening explosions, and led missions that…

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10 Qualities of an Emotionally Mature Person Rabbi Dov Heller, LMFT An emotionally mature person has ten characteristics. It’s worth taking a look at each of them in order to understand and see where we can improve. Refining these qualities will enhance our personal and…

Emotional Health: 10 Qualities of an Emotionally Mature Person

Dear Readers, So much unknown. Will President Trump successfully challenge the election in the court system? Who will control the Senate? How many more seats will Republicans gain in the House? Will the lockdowns continue? Will the vaccine be mandatory? Will rioting subside or increase?…

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Book Review: Find Your Right Direction: The Israel Gap Year Guide by Phyllis Folb (Redwood Publishing 2020, 285 pp.) Reviewed by Devorah Talia Gordon Excitement and sound advice exude from Find Your Right Direction: The Israel Gap Year Guide, written by college counselor and AIGYA…

Book Review: Find Your Right Direction: The Israel Gap Year Guide

S.T.O.P., Look, and Listen Sarah Pachter One week, I wanted to make a delicious yet healthy dessert for Shabbos. I found a recipe for coconut and hazelnut truffles, and I decided to give it a whirl. The recipe required an unusual ingredient, and I called…

Sarah’s corner: S.T.O.P., Look, and Listen

Dear Readers, Do we care about election results? Doesn’t Hashem run the world regardless of an election’s outcome? If we do care, how can I be gracious to those who think someone else should win? As usual, Jews answer a question with a question: Do…

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Dear readers, Being the final paper before this year’s presidential election, I want to share some thoughts pertaining to it. Yiddishkeit puts tremendous emphasis on having a refined character, whether it be the way one behaves or the way one speaks. Indeed, in this week’s…

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Everyone is Battling Sarah Pachter Is $50,000 a lot of money? Most would say, “Absolutely.” However, our impression of $50,000 all depends on the context. $50,000 for dinner for two at a restaurant would be considered outrageous. The same amount for a newly built, three-story…

Sarah’s Corner: Everyone is Battling

Alive or Living? Sarah Pachter My son recently posed a clever riddle. “Imagine you’re faced with three doors, and you must choose one to open and go through. One room has ninja assassins, another has a lion that hasn’t eaten in three months, and the…

Sarah’s Corner: Alive or Living

Jewish Homeschooling on the Rise in Uncertain Times Yehudis Litvak In over a decade of homeschooling here, in Los Angeles, I have seen our local Jewish homeschooling group grow and evolve, adjusting each year to the needs of new and continuing homeschool families. But never…

Jewish Homeschooling on the Rise in Uncertain Times

Dear Readers, The Middle East will never be the same again. Peace with Israel is no longer taboo—indeed looks like it will become mainstream in the very near future. We are witnessing a modern miracle. Additionally, this peace comes from a place of respect. A…

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Obituary: Cecilia Krayndler On Monday, May 25, 2020 (2 Sivan), Cecilia Krayndler passed away at the age of 61. Cecilia was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt who left us all too soon. Cecilia was a woman who put everyone’s needs above…

Obituary: Cecilia Krayndler

Put the Glass Down and Let Go  Sarah Pachter A professor once held a glass half-filled with water in front of his class and asked, “How heavy do you think this is?” Students called out various answers: “Two ounces,” “Six ounces,” and so on. The…

Sarah’s Corner: Put the Glass Down and Let Go

Dear Readers, We have witnessed the world change right before our eyes. Laws, perspectives, and attitudes which we would have never dreamed of have interrupted our familiar reality. For the believer, this isn’t as startling. It’s no virtue to trust in mankind, and of course…

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