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Ready or Not

Rosie Einhorn, L.C.S.W. and Sherry Zimmerman, J.D., M.Sc.

The wedding is weeks away, and the star of the show is more anxious every day. Is this just cold feet, or should the wedding be called off?

 

Spreading Bliss

Barbara Bensoussan

Whether creating upscale layette sets in Peru, fundraising for an international nonprofit organization, or smoothing the process for kallos, Sury Lauber gives 100 percent

 

Divided Family, Whole Simchah

Avigail Rosenberg

Mazel tov — it’s a bar mitzvah, a wedding! How to make everyone more comfortable, and put joy back in the simchah when the guest of honor is a child of divorce

 

SisterSchmooze: Wedding Moments

Marcia Stark Meth / Emmy Stark Zitter / Miriam Stark Zakon

We sisters have experienced the overwhelming happiness of knowing our child has found his or her soul mate — combined with the bittersweet knowledge that it’s time to let our baby go. Most of all, we’ve felt overwhelming gratitude to Hashem. Join us as we relive some of our most poignant wedding moments

 

Bending Rules

Esty Heller

My mother smiled lightly. “How much is it?” The question sounded nonchalant, but only almost. I heard the catch in her throat, and my stomach sank

 

The Great Gown Debate

Brocha Miller

So here is the question: Do we wear gowns to the wedding? It seems simple enough, right? But the appearance of this question is extremely deceptive

 

Freefall: Chapter 39

Miriam Zakon

Artie disappears, and Annie finds his hiding place. Yeruchum, impressed by her handling of the children, asks her to move back to the Hotel

 

House of Mirrors: Chapter 15

Rachael Lavon

“Are you actually upset that she didn’t come? Or just sad she didn’t see your overpriced centerpieces and new dress? A missed opportunity to impress...”

 

Learning Curve: Chapter 32

Gila Arnold

Suri puzzles over client Dini Goldfeder’s behavior. Aviva and Zevi meet with the doctor, who tells them there’s an indication their baby has Down’s syndrome

 

Lifetakes: Frenzy of Joy

Esther Malka Goldschmidt

An overwhelming emotion filled me. It almost washed me away, a joy so pure I began to laugh. I could come up with no words for it then, and I still can’t, but it was joy, joy, joy — an indescribable, undiluted, thrilled joy that filled up my whole self and overflowed from my eyes



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