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Past Articles:

Vital to Vote

The urgent message posted by the SCF in last month’s issue (If You Only Vote Republican, You Need to Read This) raised an important point about the current political climate in the Jewish community – namely that Jews’ disaffection with the Democrats’ various liberal agendas is causing us to lose our collective voice in local elections.

Local government is the most responsible level of government, and the issues and candidates in the primaries reflect a wide range of political agendas. SCF’s message that primaries are the time to vote was spot on, especially in elections where the candidates will run for Congress or will hold local city office.

If you are a Republican because you object to what the Democrats say and/or are against their liberal policies, you still need to seriously think about changing your party affiliation in time to vote Democratic in a primary. To change party affiliations, you need to submit a request at least 25 days before a general election or by the date listed on the Board of Elections Voter Registration Deadlines. It is extremely important that our community is seen as involved by our elected officials. And of course, you can vote for whoever you want on Election Day itself.

Jay E.

Helping Our Singles

Last issue you ran two informative articles about the shidduch crisis (“If Every Person Was a Match Maker…” and “Helping Singles Through Blessings, Inspiration, and Prayer”). Collectively, these articles gave an excellent summary of a growing issue. One of the points that was stressed was that this is a community issue, and everyone must step up. While I do agree with that point, I honestly believe that one of the main reasons there are so many singles, especially older singles, is because they want to “look around.” Back in the day, once you found someone who met your basic requirements – someone you get along with, someone that shares common values and goals – that was enough. Haven’t you ever been to a store, found something that was good but decided to pass on it because you thought you would find something better – only to come home empty handed at the end of the day? Same concept. Don’t miss the opportunities sent by Hashem.

Ruth G.

Help Wanted

After reading Jido’s advice to “Help Wanted” in the August issue regarding how he could not stand his new boss, I felt compelled to offer another bit of advice.

First - know you are a valuable person in the company. Have confidence in your abilities - you would not have been there for such a long amount of time if you were not doing your job well.
Second - if it’s the boss’s personality that is bothering you, know that you can’t change people. Keep doing your work to the best of your ability.

The next thing you need to do is define what is bothering you. Is it the workload? Has it increased since the new boss came on board? Is it the way the new boss talks to you? After you answer these questions, now you can resolve the issue.

If the problem is the way your new boss speaks to you, you can explain to him that you are hurt by the manner in which he communicates. Chances are, he will listen and will speak with a little more respect, not only to you, but to everyone else as well.

Good luck!
David K.

Evaluation for Dyslexia

The article about Dyslexia (Should My Child Be Evaluated for Dyslexia?) was excellent. It was very informative and explained the disability really well. I would love to see more articles on education and disabilities and what we can do to help our children.