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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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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
Bring Back the Wonder
Yisroel Besser Look around and say, “Ribbono shel Olam, wow!”
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”