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Time for It All

Esther Ilana Rabi

Checking e-mails during a conference call, folding laundry while reviewing homework: Multitasking has become a badge of honor. But what price do we pay for doing two — or more — things at once?

 

Lost & Found

Brachi Blumenberg

A son searching for his father, a savior looking for the people he saved, a woman seeking out a childhood friend. Case by case, clue by clue, Michal Vaknin has helped thousands find the long lost

 

Room for One

Esther Kurtz

“Look at me for what I am. I’m a senior accountant at my firm, I pay taxes, pay my own health insurance, pay my own expenses, and to you I’m still a child. Because I’m not married, I’m a child. Does that make sense?”

 

Social Anxiety

Miriam Klein Adelman

What happens at my weekly Shabbos Tehillim group? As long as we’re reciting Tehillim, I’m fine, but once the chitchat begins, I’m out of there

 

Freefall: Chapter 46

Miriam Zakon

On D-Day, Abe jumps into France and kills a German soldier. Annie rushes home when she finds out the invasion has taken place

 

House of Mirrors: Chapter 22

Rachael Lavon

“Everyone thinks I should just get over it. But I am literally the laughing stock of the frum world right now”

 

Learning Curve: Chapter 39

Gila Arnold

“You just sit where you’re supposed to, young lady. If you need something, that’s what I’m here for.” Aviva’s mother shook her head

 

Lifetakes: Mamma Loshen

Zelda Goldfield

When Bubby’s cat, dog, and bird tricks wore off, she would eagerly teach me pithy Yiddish proverbs about the value of true beauty and wisdom



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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