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Going Under the Knife

Malkie Schulman

Thousands of unnecessary medical procedures and surgeries are performed yearly — are you getting one of them? Here are the disturbing facts

 

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Barbara Bensoussan

After her last child moved away, Ruth Pinkenson Feldman became a “Green Bubbie” to the neighborhood children — sharing her garden, wisdom, and love.

 

Kitchen Encounters: Full Marks in the Kitchen

Riki Goldstein

British-born great-grandmother Mrs. Ruth Steinberg has taught the ever popular and practical cookery class in Bnos Yisroel school of Manchester for enough years to teach plenty of mothers and daughters.

 

Family Fiction: Honey Redefined

Esther Neiman

You’d think a girl would at least try to pretend she’s sweet and wonderful when talking to a shadchan, but Bracha’s very honest. Too much so.

 

Pleasant Trip

Miriam Klein Adelman

I know most siblings argue and even fight at least at some point in their lives, but I can’t imagine they do it as much as my children. Especially on vacation.

 

Alzheimer’s for an Hour

Miriam Schweid

My speech was slow and slurred, and the midwife just patted my arm kindly, pitifully, and said it’s okay. Only it wasn’t.

 

Learning Curve: Chapter 4

Gila Arnold

Aviva mentions that they’re looking for a secretary, and her husband, whose own business is lackluster, offers to take on the job.

 

Freefall: Chapter 11

Miriam Zakon

Despite both their fathers’ reservations, Abe and Annie separately come to the decision to meet each other.

 

Rerouting: Chapter 11

Leiba Mozes

I appreciated the gift: it was a great way to get my husband to listen to the shiurim without seeming like a nagging wife

 

SisterSchmooze: Nursery Schmoozes

Marcia Stark Meth / Emmy Stark Zitter / Miriam Stark Zakon

They’re called nursery rhymes. Nursery rhymes? Nursery nightmares might describe them better. Yet for hundreds, even thousands of years, mothers have been lulling their children to sleep with these little tales of horror. But not the Sisters. When our parents put us to sleep, they didn’t tell us frightening stories of blind mice with their tails cut off. The beautiful words of Krias Shema and Hamalach Hagoel were the last things we heard every night. Maybe that’s why, when we decided to base our Schmooze



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And Yet We Smile
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Out of This World
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Tali Messing
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Sick Note
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Can’t Do It Without You
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Eternal Joy
Mrs. Elana Moskowitz The joy of Succos is the fruit of spiritual victory
The Appraiser: Part III
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Hidden Special Needs
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Dear Wealthy Friend
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