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The Art of Speaking Up

Shoshana R. Meiri

Women sometimes struggle with assertiveness, believing it makes them sound unfeminine or unlikeable, but assertiveness can help us deal with difficult situations gracefully and get what we need

 

Plow Through Your Papers

Yael Wiesner

Are you buried beneath the mess on the desk (and every other available surface)? Five foolproof steps toward finally organizing that mound of paperwork

 

Inside Job: What It’s Like to Be a School Psychologist

Rachel Bachrach

Student misbehaving regularly? The school psychologist is usually the first stop. Three school psychologists discuss what it’s like working in your kids’ schools

 

Table Talk: Coffee Break at Kava with Shaindy of Sary Wigs

Malky Lowinger

Whimsical messages along the walls tell us that “Coffee Understands” or “Coffee Doesn’t Ask Silly Questions.” Clearly, these owners get it

 

First Date

Yonina Levine

Oh, yes! Little Naomi, our tiny jellybean, so recently a helpless blob in a car seat, is about to go on her first date and have a family of her own. I will be the perfect mother-in-law…

 

The Day I Missed My Mother’s Levayah

Abby Delouya

Awareness dawned. In seven hours, my entire family would be gathering for my mother’s levayah, and there was a chance that I wouldn’t make it

 

Freefall: Chapter 32

Miriam Zakon

“Ah, Bella’s cousin,” Izzy murmured, returning Moe’s determined handshake with a brief, flaccid one. “I can’t thank you enough for all you’ve done”

 

House of Mirrors: Chapter 8

Rachael Lavon

“You never struggled, Gavi. Perfect little Gavi with his perfect grades, and perfect jump shot, and perfect leadership skills”

 

Learning Curve: Chapter 25

Gila Arnold

Yael finds out about the customer survey and has suspicions about why she hasn’t been informed that it was taking place

 

Lifetakes: Blessed Calm

Bracha Levenstein

I’m crowded in, between Perfect Red Stroller, Empty Gray Stroller, Navy-capped Official, and my own unfocused thoughts



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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