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“Hi, Ma, we’re back!”

Barbara Bensoussan

With rent prices soaring, and many 20-somethings finding themselves between jobs, some adult children are returning to their parents’ emptying nest. It’s a tricky situation — tensions can rise and tempers may flare — but it can also be the springboard for a deeper, mutually beneficial relationship

 

Sunlight through the Bars

Malkie Schulman

Prison life is harsh. Especially if you’re a woman. Especially if you’re Jewish. As we approach the Yom Tov of freedom, we spoke with a group of frum women who have reached out to these inmates, providing a ray of light in a bleak world.

 

At your Service

Tikva Suver

You probably don’t think about us much. We’re the people at the other end of the phone or behind the counter. We give information, ring up your purchases, and try to provide you with the services you need. Our work is often monotonous, yet we persevere because each customer deserves our attention. At times, a client provides a unique perspective that livens up our jobs and our lives. Here are several of those stories, straight from the security cameras, plus the human documentation.



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With All Due Respect
Rabbi Moshe Grylak The honor of every human being
What We Lost
Yonoson Rosenblum A long view, a larger perspective
Reprobate Return
Eytan Kobre Loyalty to the true and the morally upright
My Own Gentle Giant
Jacob L. Freedman Finn smirked. “Do whatever you want, Dr. Israel”
Individually United
Faigy Peritzman Two contradictions classify the Korban Pesach as a chok
Hearing Problems
Sarah Chana Radcliffe In fight mode, you may hear attacks never said
An Equal Focus
Rebbetzin Shira Smiles Remaining true to our most authentic feminine selves
The Marketer, Part I
D. Himy, M.S. CCC-SLP and Zivia Reischer “I’m late, my work is late, I come to meetings late”
Dear Neighbor and Friend
Words Unspoken I know you’ve been given challenging kids