web analytics

Warning: explode() expects parameter 2 to be string, object given in /var/www/html/wp-content/themes/Newspaper-child/header.php on line 73
Home Tags Dear Readers

Tag: Dear Readers

Chronicles Of Crises In Our Communities

23 Kislev 5773 – December 6, 2012
.

Chronicles Of Crises In Our Communities

9 Kislev 5773 – November 22, 2012
.

Shidduchim: Why Personality Compatibility Matters

3 Heshvan 5773 – October 18, 2012
Dear Readers: Much of my private practice is devoted to helping couples in conflict resolve their differences. I have discovered over the years that personality compatibility is an essential component of a happy marriage. Many of the couples I see in therapy struggle with reconciling radically different modes of communicating and coping with life’s issues. As a result, it is often the case that arguments ensue, empathy is strained and estrangement sets in. With that as a backdrop, here are several fictitious vignettes of couples that are personality incompatible.

An Appeal To Readers

29 Tishri 5773 – October 14, 2012
Dear Readers: It is Motzei Rosh Hashanah as I write this letter. I have been a therapist for over thirty years and devote a large part of my practice to marital and pre-marital therapy. This year I have had many clients seeking my services after they sought help from other frum therapists. Regarding this, I wish to address the following phenomena:

A Miracle on Siyum HaShas Day

28 Elul 5772 – September 14, 2012
“She didn’t have to elaborate,” says Malka. “Not that she had ever gone into any detail, but I’d read and heard enough to know that she was reliving the horrors that she and innumerable others were forced to endure when they were mercilessly stuffed into the cattle cars… and I also understood that she was overcome with a sense of pride in her heritage that has miraculously survived despite the evil intent of a monstrous dictator that sought to annihilate us.”

A Tale Of Two Friends

13 Elul 5772 – August 30, 2012
Dear Readers The grass is always greener on the other side. Or is it? Below is a fictional illustration of this human foible – focusing on the perceived benefits in another person’s life while failing to appreciate your own.

Road To Recovery

23 Av 5772 – August 10, 2012
Dear Readers, I do not regret the past, nor do I wish to shut the door on it. I am now able to understand, feel serenity and know peace. No matter how far down the road I have traveled, I now see how my experiences can benefit others. This is part of the Al-Anon/Nar-anon 12 promises that can be achieved by everyone who “works it.” But I am getting ahead of myself. Let’s start at the beginning:

The Nestling

16 Av 5772 – August 3, 2012
Dear Readers: The following short story is fictional. However, many of you will surely nod your heads in agreement as you recognize people you know - perhaps yourself - in the characters I have described. I hope in future articles, to touch on what I believe are the various psychological factors that contribute to the shidduch crisis.

Matana’s Gift

17 Tammuz 5772 – July 6, 2012
It was the Thursday before her daughter's wedding and Chana Bendiner had so much to do, so many minute details to attend to. Yet here she was in her attic, blowing the dust off a photo album that had remained buried, but not forgotten, for over 20 years. She stared at the leather-bound cover, gently caressing the embossed gold lettering, unable to open it, yet unable to put it down.

More On A Lack Of Hakaras Hatov

4 Tevet 5772 – December 29, 2011
Readers respond to the letter from Wounded In-Laws (Magazine 12-2-2011)

As They Grow

16 Heshvan 5772 – November 12, 2011
Dear Readers, Over the long stretch of Yom Tov, I spent a lot of time in the park (in three different states) while enjoying the antics - some of them hair-raising - of my grandchildren as they swung, slid, jumped and hid. As you can imagine, the park was full of heimishe men, women and children, happy for the opportunity, after three days of being indoors at shul and at the dining room table, to work off excess calories (the adults) and excess energy (the kids).

Dear Readers

Dear Readers, It is with mixed feelings that I write this message, wishing you all a g'mar chasimah tovah and a wonderful, healthy, prosperous, joy-filled new year.

Addressing the ‘Beef’

29 Elul 5771 – September 28, 2011
Dear Readers, From time to time, members of The Jewish Press community take the time and trouble to write or e-mail me sharing their feelings regarding something I wrote. Most of the comments are supportive and encouraging - and some are not. Either way, I appreciate all reader input, negative or positive, as it lets me know that my thoughts and observations are having an impact.

Latest News Stories


Sponsored Post

Kosher Food is Going Global!

Latest Blogs & Opinions


Something Random from the Week

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/sections/family/chronicles-of-crises/chronicles-of-crises-in-our-communities-185/2012/12/06/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: