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30 Nissan 5764 - April 21, 2004 | Mordecai Plaut, director Published Weekly









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More Precious Than Pearls
by Sara Gutfreund

Shira took her last look at the tree-lined street of her childhood. She glanced at the perfectly groomed lawns and the white picket fences. Climbing into the taxi next to her chosson, Shira felt a wave of anxiety wash over her. She wanted Daniel to have this year in Eretz Yisrael to learn. But what would she do without her family? And how would she set up a home?

Climbing a Ladder on One Leg
a story by H. Ofek

Part I

There was no doubt in Rivka's mind -- the person reflected in the peephole was a beggar. She went to get her purse and took out several coins.

Rivka Sila Moves to Eretz Yisroel

by Yisca Shimony

The Bergman family left Wurtzburg, Germany, in Av, and reached Yerusholayim just in time to celebrate Purim. It took them six months on the road and by sea. It was not an easy trip by far...

[And you thought you had a difficult time with your aliya...]

Get Your Body Back, Ima
by Dr. Reuven Bruner, Ph.D.

How do you shed the extra pounds gained during pregnancy and keep them off over time? Lack of sleep and the many demands of a newborn can overwhelm a postpartum mother. As stress overcomes you, you may eat recklessly and be unable to find the energy to exercise. You must steal back the time and energy to take care of yourself.

A Chip on His Shoulders
by A. Ross, M.Ed.

They seem to be born that way, always looking over their shoulders and comparing their lot with others. They are unhappy people, constantly thinking they are being discriminated against or treated less well than everyone else. If they are like this as children, it is unlikely that they will outgrow this trait unless the parents can jolly them out of the main gripes which they have. Adults may have to resort to professional help if this thinking becomes an obsession.

Keep Smiling

Short inspirational pieces by Avrohom Tzvi Schwartz, Kiryat Sefer, author of A Handful of Light, Hearts on Fire and other works on Mussar and Hashkofa

Your Medical Questions Answered!
by Joseph B. Leibman, MD

I'm back from the USA, and I gave lectures on terrorism to schools in southern California. I spoke with emergency personnel, police, and nurses and physicians in preparation for this lecture.

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