N’shei Chabad Newsletter Staff
“One of the most hurtful things is to feel that you are being dropped, or treated differently, by your peers,” writes Menucha Kaplan, age 19, about surviving her parents’ divorce in the upcoming Pesach edition of N’shei Chabad Newsletter.
Along with sharing her journey of triumph through her parents’ breakup, Kaplan offers advice on how to be a good friend to someone undergoing such a public challenge. At one point her mother wasn’t comfortable going to the grocery store, since many well-meaning acquaintances felt “justified to put in their two cents” about her recent decision to divorce.
Kaplan credits her mother for making “our home a very happy place with lots of love and laughter” despite the divorce. With refreshing insight and honesty, Kaplan notes, “Although it is definitely more challenging, a single parent is able to raise happy, mentschlich, normal children.”
But what’s the cover about?
The cover shows a baby being held by loving hands, and asks what the baby is thinking. We think this well-loved baby is probably thinking, “The world is a safe and pleasant place, after all!”
Mrs. Risha Majesky develops the “mothers make the difference” theme by describing some of the insights she has gained in her more than a decade as principal of Bnos Menachem.
She urges today’s young women to make their mothering a priority, even while doing many other important, exciting, worthwhile and lucrative things in their lives as well.
“I have seen girls who were born “unlucky” – not especially gifted, good- looking, or academically inclined, coming from homes with extreme poverty, illness or other challenges, yet they succeed in school and are happy, well-adjusted, successful young women who are happy with their Yiddishkeit,” she writes.
“This can be often be attributed to their good home life and to the healthy relationships they have at home,” she writes in her article about Mothering in the Pesach issue of N’shei Chabad Newsletter.
Another interesting article in the new issue is about a person named Uncle Charlie who never had a Bar Mitzvah after his parents collected the checks that came in the mail and then cancelled the party. That was until he visited 770…
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