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Strength in Numbers

Shira Yehudit Djalilmand

“I would look up at the professors in the field and wonder — at what point are the girls stopped? Look at me — I was the only girl in my advanced math class….”

 

Cellular Mission

Esther Teichtal

“I was back at the lab five days after birth — I was that determined to complete my thesis.”

 

True Colors

Shalvi Waldman

“I liked doing a job that had a clear beginning, middle, and end, and the end was clearly a vast improvement over the beginning”

 

Of Mortgages & Mommying

Shalvi Waldman

“When the children were young, we had a very tight schedule of tag-team parenting. Over the years we’ve traded off, but mostly he would do mornings and I would do afternoons.”

 

Patience Unwired

Atira Rappaport

I’ve lost patience because I’ve allowed the Internet to become a central feature in my life. There, I said it. It’s awful, I know

 

Whispers: Chapter 9

Shira Hart

How did I know I really had Marfan’s? Could it be I didn’t even own the suitcase of stuff I’d been carrying around with me?

 

Table Talk: Advocating for Klal Yisrael’s Children

Malky Lowinger

Today, both parents and educators pursue special services. But costs can be astronomical, and the process confusing and frustrating. That’s where Leah Steinberg comes in

 

The End of the Story

Racheli Saffir

Miss Reiner explains that Planning is what Real Authors do before they write, and Good Writers make a plan for their story before they even start

 

Windows: Searching for Savta Tova

Shira Yehudit Djalilmand

Savta Tova is our family’s only direct ancestor to be buried in Israel, and I felt a strange urge to visit her grave.

 

Freefall: Chapter 21

Miriam Zakon

Abe and Annie go to the hotel to ask Papa for permission to marry, only to learn that Pearl Harbor has been attacked

 

Learning Curve: Chapter 14

Gila Arnold

Aviva’s mother surprises her with a visit. When the facilitator of Suri’s social groups for the elderly cancels at the last minute, Suri agrees to run the group herself

 

Lifetakes: In Orbit

Leah Stein

I’m the mother in the middle, orbiting between these contrasting worlds, trying to give each child what she needs while being sensitive to the other



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What’s in a Name?
Shoshana Friedman “What does Writer X have to say this week?”
Atonement — Fake and Real
Yonoson Rosenblum White confessionals and faux rituals
Four Walls Coming Full Circle
Eytan Kobre All the while, there’s been a relationship in the offing...
And Yet We Smile
Yisroel Besser We are the nation that toils to be happy at all costs
Out of This World
Rabbi Henoch Plotnick Dirshu Hashem b’himatzo — we are in Hashem’s company now...
Steven and Jonathan Litton
Rachel Bachrach The co-owners of Litton Sukkah, based in Lawrence, NY
Tali Messing
Moe Mernick Tali Messing, engineering manager at Facebook Tel Aviv
Sick Note
Jacob L. Freedman “Of course, Dr. Freedman. Machul, machul, machul”
Avoiding Health Columns Can Be Good for You
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman Only one reliable guide for good health: our Torah
Endnote: Side Notes
Riki Goldstein Most Jewish music industry entertainers have side profes...
Me, Myself, and Why
Faigy Peritzman Where there’s no heart and no love, there’s no point
Can’t Do It Without You
Sarah Chana Radcliffe When you step up to the plate, you build your home team
Eternal Joy
Mrs. Elana Moskowitz The joy of Succos is the fruit of spiritual victory
The Appraiser: Part III
D. Himy, M.S. CCC-SLP and Zivia Reischer Make sure your child knows his strengths
Hidden Special Needs
Rena Shechter You won’t see his special needs, but don’t deny them
Dear Wealthy Friend
Anonymous There’s no need for guilt. I am truly happy for you