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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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What’s in a Name?
Shoshana Friedman “What does Writer X have to say this week?”
Atonement — Fake and Real
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Four Walls Coming Full Circle
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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
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Tali Messing
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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