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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



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Weekly Struggle
Shoshana Friedman Cover text: promise big and deliver what we promise
Only Through You
Rabbi Moshe Grylak A response to last week’s letter, “Waiting in Passaic”
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Are You Making a Kiddush Hashem?
Yonoson Rosenblum In communal affairs, “one bad apple…” often applies
Chance of a Lifetime
Eytan Kobre I identify with the urge to shout, “No, don’t do it!”
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Work / Life Solutions with Bunim Laskin
Moe Mernick "You only get every day once"
Seeking a Truly Meaningful Blessing
Dovid Zaidman We want to get married. Help us want to date
Shivah Meditations
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman Equivalence between two such polar opposites is puzzling
Magnet Moment
Jacob L. Freedman Everyone’s fighting a battle we know nothing about
Secrets and Surprises
Riki Goldstein Top-secret suits Eli Gerstner just fine
Blasts of Warmth
Riki Goldstein Keeping the chuppah music upbeat in low temperatures
Behind the Scenes
Faigy Peritzman The intrinsic value of each mitzvah
Good Vision
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Good or bad, nice or not? What you see is what you get
Day of Peace
Mrs. Elana Moskowitz On Shabbos we celebrate peace within and without