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For the Sake of the Children

Leah Gebber

Children are the future”— This was the credo Knesset member and community askan Rav Shlomo Lorincz z”l bequeathed to his daughter Rebbetzin Rivka Gurwicz

 

Side by Side

Esti Heller

Sticky scenarios, mechutenestes’ reactions, and experts’ takes on how to navigate the delicate relationship with your married children and their in-laws

 

Inside Job: What It's Like to be a Court Reporter

Rachel Bachrach

Yes, it takes more than just a high rate of words per minute to be successful: Three court reporters on the ups, downs, and sideways glances of the job

 

Whispers: Chapter 13

Shira Hart

I was gently and not so gently woken and reminded that if I wanted to continue living, I had to make the effort to breathe

 

Family of Five

Chana Levi

I felt entirely at peace. My tefillah had been heard on Yom Hazichronos — — heard, and answered. The answer was no. And that was okay

 

Walls of Protection

Faigy Schonfeld

I look at my father. There’s a fire, he says, a bad one. We need to get home, fast

 

Full Circle

Perel Grossman

Four meals. Four more meals. Four meals bearing absolutely no resemblance to the four from the first days. And some guests are repeat customers

 

House of Mirrors: Chapter 1

Rachael Lavon

“Succos is canceled. Done. Apparently my family’s been WhatsApping about this for two hours already. And of course I just found out. I’m always last”

 

Freefall: Chapter 25

Miriam Zakon

April 1942. Abe Levine and Annie Freed get married in a simple yet beautiful chasunah in the Hotel

 

Learning Curve: Chapter 18

Gila Arnold

Yael’s sister-in-law invites her to her clothing boutique to revamp her wardrobe. Aviva stays up late straightening out the insurance mess, and then confronts Zevi

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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”
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!”
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