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Monday, 22 Iyyar, 5782
  |  May 23, 2022

The Number One Thing a Bochur Needs

From the COLlive inbox: An exchange between my brother-in-law and a Rosh Yeshiva at a Thursday night farbrengen made me realize a recurring theme that has surfaced for me and many fellow bochurim. Full Story

“There’s No Such Thing as a Trusted Adult”?

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From the COLlive inbox: "Several days ago, I received a phone call from a close nephew of mine who is a good Yeshiva bochur. I was surprised that he was calling. But when I heard the panicked fear in his voice, my social worker's antennas went up." Full Story

Excuse Me, I Have Actual Anxiety

From the COLlive Inbox: "A term I never heard when I was growing up has become normal. I hear the question over and over, what’s wrong with today's kids? Why so much anxiety?" Full Story

If They Can Have It, Why Can’t I?

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From the COLlive inbox: "What will convince me and my friends to maintain a standard that the generation above us clearly does not? They told us what to do in school but don't show it in practice." Full Story

Rabbosai, Excuse My French?

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From the COLlive inbox: “Too often, I encounter them in casual conversation, or perhaps at the wheel of a car after a shortstop. Clearly, things have changed and not for the better. But we are better than this.” Full Story

No, I Don’t Have an Answer

From the COLlive inbox: We'd rather not have to deal with the problem. We want to forget it and put it as far away as possible. We just don't have strength to 'deal' with it. But, can we really be quiet? Full Story

There’s a Doctors Crisis in Crown Heights

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From the COLlive inbox: A Crown Heights mother was sitting in the doctor's waiting room for her appointment and came to a realization about a problem that has just become worse with a recent passing. Full Story

Speaking the Unspeakable

Shliach and licensed therapist Rabbi Avremel Blesofsky of New Jersey on the proper response to the disgraced author accused of serial abuse and the proper way to support those who have been hurt. Full Story

We Are Becoming Increasingly Polarized Over Vaccines

Article by Rabbi Raphael Aron: "Ironically, until now Covid prevented families from being together. Now, tragically, it is the vaccine that is preventing family and friends from having the contact they desire as the community is becoming increasingly polarized over the issue." Full Story

Can Shadchanim Be a Little More Precise With Us

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From the COLlive inbox: "Inconveniences are part of this stage in a young person's life and we understand this, but there is no need to make someone go through all this bother and anxiety in the name of 'courtesy.'" Full Story

It’s Just One Date, They Keep Insisting

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From the COLlive inbox: A young woman who has been in shidduchim writes about the insistence of people that she just go on one more date with a prospective person she knows she isn't clicking with. Full Story

What Has Become of Us?

Op-Ed by Shmuly Goldman: We are a wise people, and G-d fearing, and learned, and kind, and appreciative. So it’s so perplexing that when it comes to one specific area, suddenly we are lacking. Full Story

COLlive.com’s Top Stories of 5781

Ivanka Trump's visit, crush in Meron, collapse in Surfside, the second Hatzalah-Thon, the first Tenathon, airline drama, a highway reunion, a Lubavitch and Satmar reunion, architectural plans for 770 and a wife's lasting tribute. Here are the most-read articles on COLlive.com of this past year. Full Story

Will You Take the Covid Vaccine?

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Your option: Israel announced that 703 residents of Kfar Chabad have been vaccinated against Covid-19. If the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines were offered to you today - would you take them and why? Comments

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