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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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With All Due Respect
Rabbi Moshe Grylak The honor of every human being
What We Lost
Yonoson Rosenblum A long view, a larger perspective
Reprobate Return
Eytan Kobre Loyalty to the true and the morally upright
My Own Gentle Giant
Jacob L. Freedman Finn smirked. “Do whatever you want, Dr. Israel”
Individually United
Faigy Peritzman Two contradictions classify the Korban Pesach as a chok
Hearing Problems
Sarah Chana Radcliffe In fight mode, you may hear attacks never said
An Equal Focus
Rebbetzin Shira Smiles Remaining true to our most authentic feminine selves
The Marketer, Part I
D. Himy, M.S. CCC-SLP and Zivia Reischer “I’m late, my work is late, I come to meetings late”
Dear Neighbor and Friend
Words Unspoken I know you’ve been given challenging kids