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Part IV: Adjusting To College

4 Adar 5772 – February 27, 2012
Realizing that there was no backing out of college at this point, I resigned myself to my fate. I was in college, like it or not, but I didn’t believe that I really belonged in college.

Comforting The Afflicted: The Life Of Rebbetzin Chana Weinberg

2 Adar 5772 – February 24, 2012
Thanks to her efforts, domestic violence is now on the national Jewish agenda. But the Rebbetzin didn’t simply raise awareness; she opened safe houses across the country, trained volunteers to provide emotional, physical and financial support and always made herself available for comfort, advice, and direction.

Tikkun Olam Women’s Foundation: Women Bettering The World For Other Women

30 Shevat 5772 – February 22, 2012
“Our goal is not to provide social services,” said Sara Gorfinkel, Director of Tikkun Olam and its only full time employee. “We focus on social change, so that women don’t get to the point where they require social services. We don’t want to fund programs that deal with victims of domestic abuse. We want to prevent domestic abuse before it ever happens.”

Simple Home Cooking

27 Shevat 5772 – February 19, 2012
Welcome back to Simple Home Cooking. Last time we focused on making a large pot of chicken soup. This week, as promised, we will discuss how to use all the cooked vegetables from the soup to create many dishes.

The Whole World Is Jewish

25 Shevat 5772 – February 17, 2012
Our Jewish world is small but from his five-year-old perspective it is large, perhaps all-encompassing. The fact that in a population of over 7 million people in Hong Kong (95% of whom are ethnically Chinese) we as Jews collectively account for only about 4,000 or 0.05% of the population can be seemingly irrelevant. Large numbers and statistics don’t play into his worldview.

The Chongloi Family: Formerly Of Neve Dekalim; Now Of Nitzan

The main reason why we came to Eretz Yisrael was because we are Jews, and as such have no place to live in the world other than Eretz Yisrael. My family knew that living in Israel would not be easy and of course our lives would change in every way from the moment we arrived. Therefore, when we were expelled from Gush Katif we knew that everything comes from G-d, and that there is no reason to be angry at the State or at the soldiers that came to expel us.

Thoughts From the Throne

18 Shevat 5772 – February 10, 2012
Welcome back to “You’re Asking Me?” where we try to answer any questions that you send in at any time. And we do mean any time.

Grape ‘Pineapple’ Centerpiece

Our world is filled with amazing color and taste – its great when we can find a way to combine them into something beautiful. Here is a fun idea the whole family can enjoy – with minimal preparation, you can create an original and eye catching centerpiece for any occasion.

A Sense Of Belonging

17 Shevat 5772 – February 9, 2012
"I just know you are going to love it here…" the sugary voice of the real estate agent broke through my daydream in which our future house featured prominently. "This yishuv is known for its warm and friendly atmosphere; there are several shuls to choose from; you'll never find a house at this price so close to Yerushalayim; and the schools are some of the best in the country."

Rabbi Sholom Klass: An Appreciation On His 12th Yahrzeit

16 Shevat 5772 – February 8, 2012
Dear Dad, A dozen years. It seems like a lot and it seems like a few. So many things have changed and some things never seem to change.

Savory Slow Cooker Meals

14 Shevat 5772 – February 7, 2012
You know the way your house smells on Friday night when the cholent is bubbling away in the crockpot? Did you ever think of using that crock-pot or slow cooker during the week? Well, I did and I had no idea one slow cooker could create so many tasty dishes, all easy to whip up and full of flavor.

A Candyless Purim?

11 Shevat 5772 – February 3, 2012
If the phrase mishloach manos conjures up dreaded images of piles of sugar laden treats that no one wants to eat cluttering every available horizontal surface just weeks before Pesach, chances are that this is one part of the happiest of Yomim Tovim that you are not looking forward to.

To Dream The Impossible Dream

10 Shevat 5772 – February 2, 2012
Ashira Greenberg is a pretty, talented and articulate young lady who, at the tender of age of seventeen, has just published a book.

Part III: First Day Of College

4 Shevat 5772 – January 27, 2012
Within the span of just a few weeks, everything I knew about myself and all of my plans were destroyed. I was out of yeshiva, living at home and enrolled in classes at Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU).

The Invisible Woman (Part II)

3 Shevat 5772 – January 26, 2012
Dear Cheryl, Your thoughts in last week's column were an absolutely perfect reflection of everything going through my mind and the minds of many of my friends for the last few years. Thank you so much. I always enjoy reading your articles, and when I read this one I felt I had to write to you because the topic touches such a nerve with me.

Just One Life: Saving Worlds Every Day

1 Shevat 5772 – January 25, 2012
Deliberating over terminating a pregnancy is a struggle Rachel* never thought would face her. Life in Northern Israel with her husband and daughter was great until a business they invested in brought a huge financial loss and left them in debt.

Is A Name Just A Name?

28 Tevet 5772 – January 22, 2012
Shemos B’nei Yisroel began last week’s parsha – these are the names of the children of Yisroel.

Getting The Best Messages

18 Tevet 5772 – January 12, 2012
Suzanne called me today about the newest humiliation she had just experienced. At the gym, a personal trainer loudly reprimanded her for trying to help another person with some equipment, and he did so in front of nearly everybody who was working out there.

Talking With Your Mouth Full

Welcome once again to “You’re Asking Me?” – the column that answers all kinds of questions, depending on how loosely you define the word “answer.” Whereas other so-called advice columns are interested in providing you with well-researched advice, my concern is more to get you to stop asking me questions, by whatever means necessary.

Running For A Cause (Part II)

17 Tevet 5772 – January 11, 2012
On a cold, rainy morning in late October, a group of people of various ages, places, and points in their lives gather together in Central Park to train for an upcoming marathon.

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