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Creating Camp Mommy

Riki Goldstein

Some creative moms turn their homes into camp — and say that the experience is worth every ounce of energy.

 

The Accidental Camp Mommy

R.C. Steif

The Camp Mommy idea grows on me. Maybe I really should keep her home?

 

A Summer of Chesed

Julie Hauser

There comes a lull in the summer when there are no appointments, no day camp, and not a whole lot of ideas or motivation. I decided then that it was time, not just for Mommy Camp, but for Chesed Camp.

 

Family Fiction: The Screen Door

Raizy Isaacs

If Fraidy brushed off comments with vague rejoinders, well, there was a new Infiniti in the driveway and a full-time Rosanna to confirm everyone’s suspicions

 

Whispers: Chapter 1

Shira Hart

At the grand age of six, I already knew many important things. One: doctors like poking people. Two: parents don’t like explaining things.

 

Lifetakes: My Little Mason

Ilana Shafer

Was my child the only black-and-white thinker in the class who would be devastated when a gold-laden structure failed to descend from Heaven?

 

Freefall: Chapter 13

Miriam Zakon

A soldier, furious that the two Jewish recruits are being accepted by the others, throws a stein of beer at Moe, just missing him

 

Turning Tides: Wide-Angle View

As told to Leah Gebber

One thing I learned right away was that if this was to work — and I believed it could — then honesty was crucial. I didn’t want to pretend everything was fine. I didn’t want to indulge in apologetics

 

Learning Curve: Chapter 6

Gila Arnold

Aviva finds out that her parents are coming for Shabbos. Suri and Yael are surprised by the appearance of three graduate students.



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Atonement — Fake and Real
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And Yet We Smile
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Out of This World
Rabbi Henoch Plotnick Dirshu Hashem b’himatzo — we are in Hashem’s company now...
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Tali Messing
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Sick Note
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Endnote: Side Notes
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Me, Myself, and Why
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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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