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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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Seventy Years
Rabbi Moshe Grylak “The sword from without, and machlokes from within”
Helping Our Kids Find Their Mission
Yonoson Rosenblum The best home protection against the “foreign winds”
Meeting for Minchah
Eytan Kobre “A Ten-Minute Appointment for a Five-Minute Encounter”
Top 5 Jewish Grammar Mistakes
Rabbi Dovid Bashevkin Seeing the errors of our grammatical ways
The Missing Alef
Alef is not simply another letter in the Hebrew alphabet
What Are You Grateful For?
Jacob L. Freedman “I guess all we can do is to be grateful”
A Simple Offering
Faigy Peritzman Our obligations are measured according to our abilities
Building a Better Brain
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Make your home an emotionally safe place to be real
The Cyclist: Part III
D. Himy, M.S. CCC-SLP and Zivia Reischer Rachel has advanced from “flustered” to “determined”
Wholly Holy
Rebbetzin Aviva Feiner Realize who you are and how you can impact this world