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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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What’s in a Name?
Shoshana Friedman “What does Writer X have to say this week?”
Atonement — Fake and Real
Yonoson Rosenblum White confessionals and faux rituals
Four Walls Coming Full Circle
Eytan Kobre All the while, there’s been a relationship in the offing...
And Yet We Smile
Yisroel Besser We are the nation that toils to be happy at all costs
Out of This World
Rabbi Henoch Plotnick Dirshu Hashem b’himatzo — we are in Hashem’s company now...
Steven and Jonathan Litton
Rachel Bachrach The co-owners of Litton Sukkah, based in Lawrence, NY
Tali Messing
Moe Mernick Tali Messing, engineering manager at Facebook Tel Aviv
Sick Note
Jacob L. Freedman “Of course, Dr. Freedman. Machul, machul, machul”
Avoiding Health Columns Can Be Good for You
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman Only one reliable guide for good health: our Torah
Endnote: Side Notes
Riki Goldstein Most Jewish music industry entertainers have side profes...
Me, Myself, and Why
Faigy Peritzman Where there’s no heart and no love, there’s no point
Can’t Do It Without You
Sarah Chana Radcliffe When you step up to the plate, you build your home team
Eternal Joy
Mrs. Elana Moskowitz The joy of Succos is the fruit of spiritual victory
The Appraiser: Part III
D. Himy, M.S. CCC-SLP and Zivia Reischer Make sure your child knows his strengths
Hidden Special Needs
Rena Shechter You won’t see his special needs, but don’t deny them
Dear Wealthy Friend
Anonymous There’s no need for guilt. I am truly happy for you