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Demanding obedience is a card parents often pull as leverage in a power struggle. But have the children learned anything meaningful?
So, we answer the soul’s call. We learn about our roots, about the heritage bequeathed to us by our ancestors, and we make the transition to the Jewish way of life. Yet something is amiss . . .
What drives these parents to have large families?
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My Fertility Journey
A Conversation About the Jewish Way in Dating and Marriage
The weather turned to rain. The contractions came and went.

Dear Readers,

Think of a couple that has been married for a number of years. Their lives have settled into a comfortable routine and an almost predictable pattern.

Perhaps too comfortable.

With the passage of time, a relationship risks slipping into auto-pilot mode. It may be functional, but it can become stale, with neither spouse putting forth effort to ignite its flames. They may be...

I didn’t give up. I gave in. I gave into G-d’s will for me in this moment. I have pushed and challenged G-d, and it made me grow. But nothing truly challenged me to invite G-d into my being like letting go.
— ‘Did You Give Up on Having a Child?’
Handy Household Hacks
Smelly Trash?

Tired of the smell of your trash bin? Toss a scented dryer sheet on the bottom before you add your next bag to get a fresher smell.


Mom asked Joey about what he learned in school that day.

“Our teacher told us how G‑d sent Moses behind enemy lines on a rescue mission to lead the Israelites out of Egypt. At the Red Sea, his engineers built a pontoon bridge; everyone walked across safely. Then, he used his walkie-talkie to radio headquarters for reinforcements. Bombers blew up the bridge saving the Israelites.”

Mom: “Is that really what your teacher taught?”

“Well, no, Mom. But if I told it the way she did, you’d never believe me!”

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