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Freefall: Chapter 40

Miriam Zakon

Aunt Cele proposes that Annie and the children move in with her. Abe, home on leave, suggests they ask his Bubbe for advice

 

House of Mirrors: Chapter 16

Rachael Lavon

Gavi and Laylee argue about Gavi’s ambition. Gavi admits he’s never quite sure where they stand as a couple. Laylee’s reply reveals her loneliness

 

Learning Curve: Chapter 33

Gila Arnold

Zevi says he’s going to assume the baby’s healthy until proven otherwise, infuriating Aviva. Ephraim insists they keep Yael’s quitting a secret from his parents

 

Lifetakes: Tea Anytime

Esther Mendelsohn

A quintessential Brit, my mother loves her tea: a simple Earl Grey, left to brew for the perfect few minutes, with just a dash of milk

 

Home Away from Home

Riki Goldstein

What’s involved in opening your home to out-of-town boarders? Seasoned host families talk about the pros and cons, plus practical pointers

 

Hello & Goodbye

C. Rosenberg

Pregnancy loss is painful, confusing, and isolating. Even without a halachically prescribed period of mourning, parents can learn to grieve for the loss of a life that never was

 

Inside Job: Graphic Designer

Rachel Bachrach

Three graphic designers dish about the impact of the Internet, their favorite colors, and what they really think when they get your wedding invitation

 

Kitchen Encounters: The Cholent Kickoff

Malkie Schulman

At The Abrams Hebrew Academy of Yardley, Pennsylvania, Super Bowl Friday is transformed into an opportunity to learn about Shabbos through a competition that gets every student rooting for their team. Discover The Cholent Bowl, a school-wide competition to enjoy Jewish tradition

 

The Great Jewish American Novel

Leah Milstein

I opened a new document and hit ‘File, Save As’: The Great Jewish American Novel 1.doc. Success coursed through my veins. My novel had begun



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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