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Monday, 1 Tishri, 5783
  |  September 26, 2022

COLlive.com’s Top Stories of 5782

The 20 most-read articles on COLlive.com of 5782: The imposter chosson, the Maryland wedding, the Abu Dhabi wedding, Netflix co-founder's Bar Mitzvah, a viral Subway video, unity at 770, an anti-vaxx panel, an encounter in Hawaii, and the Manalapan restaurant bust. Full Story

Oh No, I’m Almost Thirteen

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From the COLlive inbox: “This past summer, I was a staff member in a mainstream Chabad overnight camp and I noticed something about the boys who will soon be turning Bar Mitzvah - and this issue needs to be discussed.” Full Story

What My Son Needed Right Before Camp Last Year

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From the COLlive inbox: "Last year, as I kissed my son goodbye on the bus to overnight summer camp and bid farewell, he looked at me and asked me for something specific. I hope it can be regulated this year." Full Story

Only 3 Envelopes and 2 WhatsApp Messages

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From the COLlive inbox: "This week I concluded my 6th year of teaching and it had been a great year. Both students and the parents were very happy. On the last day of school, I received..." Full Story

Please Welcome Back the Shluchim To…

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From the COLlive inbox: "It isn't an anomaly anymore to see a family who was on Shlichus join a Lubavitch community as regular members. This drastic change in their lives is painful. Here's how to support them." Full Story

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

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