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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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Weekly Struggle
Shoshana Friedman Cover text: promise big and deliver what we promise
Only Through You
Rabbi Moshe Grylak A response to last week’s letter, “Waiting in Passaic”
Are You Making a Kiddush Hashem?
Yonoson Rosenblum In communal affairs, “one bad apple…” often applies
Chance of a Lifetime
Eytan Kobre I identify with the urge to shout, “No, don’t do it!”
Work / Life Solutions with Bunim Laskin
Moe Mernick "You only get every day once"
Seeking a Truly Meaningful Blessing
Dovid Zaidman We want to get married. Help us want to date
Shivah Meditations
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman Equivalence between two such polar opposites is puzzling
Magnet Moment
Jacob L. Freedman Everyone’s fighting a battle we know nothing about
Secrets and Surprises
Riki Goldstein Top-secret suits Eli Gerstner just fine
Blasts of Warmth
Riki Goldstein Keeping the chuppah music upbeat in low temperatures
Behind the Scenes
Faigy Peritzman The intrinsic value of each mitzvah
Good Vision
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Good or bad, nice or not? What you see is what you get
Day of Peace
Mrs. Elana Moskowitz On Shabbos we celebrate peace within and without