By NCN Staff
N’shei Chabad Newsletter is known for saying smart things in funny, off-beat ways. For example, the magazine once featured an article entitled “How to Give Your Child an Eating Disorder,” trusting in readers to reverse the bad advice. In its upcoming Pesach/Nissan issue (click here to subscribe or to check on your subscription), NCN brings down the house yet again with its “21 Worst Marriage Rules,” with rules under four categories:
Department of His Mother; Department of Public Humiliation; Department of No Favor; Department of Extreme Honesty; and Department of Chocolate. Some examples from the Department of Extreme Honesty:
1. When he shares his concern about a certain ability, confirm that he is indeed lacking in that area.
2. When he suggests you learn something together on a regular basis, remind him of every hachlatah he ever made that he didn’t keep for long.
3. When he compliments you, tell him, “No, it’s not true, you’re just saying it to make me feel good.”
4. When he asks you if he still looks young and debonair, use a hand mirror to show him his growing bald spot.
The N’shei Chabad Newsletter, the fastest-growing Chabad women’s publication and also the oldest (since 1972), is happy to introduce a new column to help women follow the Rebbe’s directive to wear sheitels, full sheitels and only sheitels (not together with hats) outside of home. The new column is called “Ask Zlata” and features the answers to common questions such as:
What can I do to make my wigs appear more natural?
Which wig choice is best for a sensitive scalp?
How should I care for my wig?
How do I put on a wig so it stays put but is also comfortable? I don’t like the look of a wig that’s sliding down over the eyebrows but i also don’t like the look of a wig that’s falling back!
What are the different types of wig cap construction, and does it matter which I choose?
How do I figure out my wig size?
How should I go about choosing color?
Questions are answered by Zlata Gitlin of Zlata’s Wigs on Kingston Avenue.
Also in the upcoming Pesach/Nissan issue:
Andrew and Andrea (a.k.a. Andie and Andie) Feuereisen of West Bloomfield, MI, for the first time ever share their true story of an attempted hijacking at 25,000 feet and then, 40 years later, meeting the pilot who saved Andie’s life (which Andie? you’ll have to read it to see).
The distinguished elterer chossid Rabbi Leibel Posner sheyichye has honored us with his memories from the 1930s and 1940s in Lubavitch. Part 1 will appear in the Nissan/Pesach issue. A story circulated for a long time about a chazzan of the Rebbe Maharash who was nearly dead and then was revived and able to immediately daven for the amud due to the chassidim following instructions of the Rebbe Maharash. That story, which Rabbi Posner heard from an eyewitness many years ago, is included in Part 1 of Rabbi Posner’s memoirs. Don’t miss this one!
Last but not least, longtime Shlucha Mrs. Chanie Friedman of S. Paul, Minn., has written an article on parenting exclusively for the N’shei Chabad Newsletter, which will appear IYH in the Tishrei issue. But who can wait that long to meet this wise and wonderful woman with her unique, humble, old-fashioned brand of mothering? All women are invited to the Fifth Annual Pesach Symposium by The Beis Medrash Women’s Circle featuring Mrs. Chanie Friedman. See flyer below or click here for details.