HOME & FAMILYWhere The Frum Girls Go
by Risa Rotman
In the not so long past, I was actually left somewhat speechless. I had innocently asked an acquaintance to which seminary she was thinking of sending her daughter. The subject is quite intriguing to me, as my oldest daughter is already in grade six. It's not yet too threatening, but soon it will become an issue for me to deal with.
The government is building a section of the security fence on the hillside just beyond our neighborhood. It is quite an elaborate construction job. They have been working on it for months now and they are still digging up the earth to lay the foundation. They aren't anywhere ready to put up the actual barrier.
Someone showed me a piece of elephant's hide recently, and it was a real eye-opener. The skin is about half an inch thick, and with one or two wire like hairs embedded in their follicles, it was a truly awesome sight. When we say someone is thick-skinned, we mean that he is insensitive. When we say he has the hide of an elephant, we imply that he is indifferent to everything and everyone.
ASK THE SHADCHAN
"I am by nature shy and find starting a relationship
challenging. The first date is particularly stressful . . .
I know some general information about the other person, but
hardly know what to expect. Then I have to on the spot think
of small conversation topics and the quiet moments in between
are quite difficult . . . "
"I am by nature shy and find starting a relationship challenging. The first date is particularly stressful . . . I know some general information about the other person, but hardly know what to expect. Then I have to on the spot think of small conversation topics and the quiet moments in between are quite difficult . . . "
Mr. and Mrs. Greenberg came to see me with their son Rafi (not their real names). They whispered that Rafi, an eleven- year-old, has been going through a difficult time. They felt he was very angry about something, though they were not sure what it was.
I see that you have been putting an emphasis on shidduchim in recent articles. That is what I would like to discuss.
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