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Day After the Diagnosis

Miriam A. Knoll, M.D.

A cancer diagnosis can be paralyzing for patients. One oncologist shares her perspective, and offers pointers on how to navigate the oncology maze

 

Linked for a Lifetime

C.B. Lieber

Four pairs of women who have held on to their friendships for more than half a century share the inner workings of their unique relationships

 

Turning Tides: Brief History

As told to Leah Gebber

I married yichus — and expectations. The world is a shtender and a gemara, and what more could you need or possibly want?

 

At a Loss

Rifka Junger

It made no logical sense that I would be losing so much money in one day. And it wasn’t just any day, it was Erev Shabbos

 

Windows: Guilty as Charged

I remember Jewish guilt back when I was a “normal” mother, each night as I looked down at each of my six sweetly slumbering children

 

Freefall: Chapter 30

Miriam Zakon

Moe arrives in England. He’s given mysterious orders to report to a room in London’s most elegant hotel. There, he meets Colonel Cohn, Harry’s father

 

House of Mirrors: Chapter 6

Rachael Lavon

Sarah tells Laylee she’s no longer in school because of an incident involving cannabis. Laylee’s father sends a big check for the shul with Sarah

 

Learning Curve: Chapter 23

Gila Arnold

Suri’s daughter tells her about a conversation she overheard at the clinic, in which mothers complained about the OT services. Suri tells Aviva about it

 

Lifetakes: Letting Go

I remember waiting on the driveway for Zevi’s playgroup van when he was three, and his graduation to real school buses when he was five. I miss those moments of fun, when we’d wait for the bus as a family. I miss last year’s quiet, early morning talks. Doesn’t he?



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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