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Libby Rubinstein

The same group of toddlers who had spent three weeks belting out the repertoire at home now sat squirming in silence on their mothers’ laps

 

Freefall: Chapter 29

Miriam Zakon

Moe ships out to England, after receiving a brachah from his father. Annie goes to work at the Brooklyn Navy Yard

 

House of Mirrors: Chapter 5

Rachael Lavon

Gavi creates a project for the neighborhood’s at-risk boys. Laylee’s sister Sarah suddenly shows up unannounced after being kicked out of her parents’ house

 

Learning Curve: Chapter 22

Gila Arnold

Yael was richer than Suri could ever hope to be in a thousand lifetimes. And yet, for some reason, she did pity her.

 

Memories Snowy and Fuzzy

MAURINE WEINER

Though nearly half a century had gone by, I could still picture high school Suri on the other end of the line

 

Making It Work

Barbara Bensoussan

Car pool, shopping, housework, cooking, work, children, husband, family… How do successful frum women keep the balls in the air?

 

Forever the Giver

Riki Goldstein

Nurse turned smuggler. Resistance fighter and concentration camp survivor. Rose Gluck Warfman’s extraordinary life was spent doing everything in her ability to help her fellow Jew

 

Leftovers Make a Comeback

Libi Astaire

Once they were the hallmark of the savvy homemaker. Then they fell into disgrace. Today leftovers are back in culinary fashion

 

Whispers: Chapter 17

Shira Hart

I grabbed the folder and handed it to Rachel. “I’ve been doing some writing. Here’s some of my stuff. If you’re interested…”

 

Family Fiction: Birds of a Feather

Rivka Streicher

The swans clamor for the pieces of bread she pulls from the inside of a loaf. Who is this woman? What makes her do this?



MM217
 
A Response to "Too Far from Home"
Rabbi Moshe Grylak “Chareidi Israel is not happy to absorb immigrants”
Life after Kollel
Yonoson Rosenblum Remaining a ben Torah requires remaining a bar daas
Angel's Advocate
Eytan Kobre Because this is how’s it’s supposed to be always
Make Your Words Count
Rabbi Shneur Aisenstark This story delivers two sobering lessons for all of us
I Know of What I Speak
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman I would allow my mask to fall, my soul to be revealed
Meet the Tzaddik
Jacob L. Freedman “Aren’t there meds that can get him back to yeshivah?”
Two centuries later, the Chasam Sofer’s niggunim are heard again
Riki Goldstein The musical side of the Chasam Sofer dynasty
How Do You Think of These Words?
Riki Goldstein “For me, the words are the neshamah of the song”
The Song I Can't Stop Singing: Shlomo Simcha
Riki Goldstein “Which song are you connecting to this season?”
Megama Had the Magic
Riki Goldstein Remembering Moshe Yess a”h and Shalom Levine a”h
Living Beyond the Moment
Faigy Peritzman Someone steeped in Torah always lives beyond the moment
Uncertainty
Sarah Chana Radcliffe We can only be sure that we can never be sure
Instinctive Knowledge
With Rav Moshe Wolfson, written by Baila Vorhand Jewish babies are born knowing Hashem
The Gardener: Part II
D. Himy, M.S. CCC-SLP and Zivia Reischer “It’s a secret language called body language”