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Take and Give

As told to Rochel Burstyn

When four frum women in Detroit were touched by trial or tragedy, they used the experience as an impetus to better the lives of others

 

So Cool!

Libi Astaire

Before you turn down the thermostat, turn to the past — our ancestors had some pretty cool ways to beat the summer heat

 

What It’s Like to Be a Camp Director

Rachel Bachrach

She’s got ruach! She’s got spunk! She’s the one who decides your bunk! And trips. And activities. And basically everything else about your summer. The camp director may make it look easy, but, as these three women can attest, it takes a lot more than a clipboard and a whistle to run a camp

 

Kitchen Encounters: Not Your Mother’s Brisket

Barbara Bensoussan

Why Naftali Hanau purveys free range meat to kosher consumers, and what it’s like going green in Crown Heights

 

Finders Weepers

Perel Grossman

“Ma, let’s be reasonable. I know you wanted to get rid of it and purposely hid it in a pillowcase in my guest bedroom so I wouldn’t find it until after you left.”

 

What Filled the Silence

Leah Henkin

How could I go without music for an entire year? I can barely make it through sefirah! How could I miss my granddaughter’s musical? I knew music was a no-no, and that would be the toughest test.

 

Freefall: Chapter 14

Miriam Zakon

Harry Cohn comes to Moe’s rescue when a drunken GI attacks him while they are on leave. Abe and Annie have their first date

 

Learning Curve: Chapter 7

Gila Arnold

Aviva lets slip to Suri that Zevi is interested in the secretarial job

 

Lifetakes: Pass the Dish

Chaya Singer

When I saw the sign, I thought I had inserted my lenses inside out



 
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