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Dirt Busters

Rikki Goldstein

Your house needs to be cleaned, but you don’t need to be the one to clean it. A guide to choosing a cleaning lady, maximizing her time, and navigating sticky situations

 

My Split Stomach

As told to C. Rosenberg

Are people asking you when you’re due long after baby is born? You might be struggling with diastasis recti. What this surprisingly common condition looks like — and what you can do about it

 

Inside Job: Actuary

Rachel Bachrach

Is becoming an actuary a good professional choice for a frum woman? What it’s like to study hundreds of hours for tests you take for years on end and why calculating risk is important, not morbid

 

Straddling Worlds

Rivka Streicher

“The first year it was fun. Maybe the second. But now… A little difference never harmed anyone. Can’t these ladies get out of their boxes?”

 

Musings: Cocoon of Comfort

Miriam Klein Adelman

When my sisters and I begin with the stories, we’re performers on the stage of shivah stools. The audience’s faces alternate between awe and sorrow

 

Windows: Frum Women’s Dreams

Adina Soclof

If frum women produced Disney movies, the song “Dreams Come True” would have a stanza about a Pesach kitchen

 

Freefall: Chapter 47

Miriam Zakon

Abe parachutes into Holland as part of Operation Market Garden. Rob tells Moe that her mother is very ill and that she’s getting married in January

 

House of Mirrors: Chapter 23

Rachael Lavon

Classic Laylee.” Gavi smirked. “Change the conversation as soon as I start to open up about something real”

 

Learning Curve: Chapter 40

Gila Arnold

Suri discovers that Ritalin can have a severe interaction with bipolar disorder, and decides to involve Dini Goldfeder’s principal in the case

 

Lifetakes: The Driver

Ann Leifer

He knew when I was sick with cancer, and always seemed concerned about how I felt. “How you feel? Good? Your family? Good? Everything good?”



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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