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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.



 
Hidden Power
Yonoson Rosenblum One never knows the power of his or her mitzvos
Can You Tell a Phony?
Eytan Kobre “You’re not using the phone; the phone is using you”
Grief and Gratitude
Yisroel Besser The deepest, most sophisticated truth in the world
Nobody's Perfect
Alexandra Fleksher With the gift of maturity, we learn to accept
Colossal Humility
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman The last words I ever heard from my rebbi
Ready and Waiting
Baruch S. Fertel, MD, MPA, FACEP Why does everything take so long in the ER?
Bless You!
Faigy Peritzman Blessings don't create anything new in the natural world
Ready, Set, Succeed!
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Ensure success with explicit, doable instructions
The Radiance of Surrender
Mrs Shani Mendlowitz Honest admission reveals your inner radiance