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Cleaning out the closet? What about those things we wish society would get rid of? Nine writers share the things they wish they could toss

 

Silencing the War Drums

As told to Esther Ilana Rabi

You tell me to snap out of it, as though I can control my racing thoughts, my pounding heart. Don’t you realize that’s the problem?

 

Turning Tides: Something from Nothing

As told to Leah Gebber

When I get older, I promised myself, I’m going to be a person who has her eyes open to people who need help. Here’s what happened

 

Rent-a-Bochur

Zivia Reischer

“No, seriously!” My mind lit up with a thousand ideas. “Rent-a-Bochur. That’s what we’ll call ourselves. I’ll make us T-shirts. We’ll make millions!”

 

Dancing in the Kitchen

Estee Rabinovicz

My mother made a decision: If she wanted a home fueled by love, light, and happiness, no one could create that energy but her

 

How to Train Your Husband Not to Buy You Jewelry

Bashi Gruber

Months after our wedding, when my birthday rolled around, my husband gave me a gold and diamond pendant. Ah, now this meant something

 

Freefall: Chapter 48

Miriam Zakon

It was that last package that had set Lieutenant Pontiac off onto his newest escapade: lighting candles every night on a barrel, and singing

 

House of Mirrors: Chapter 24

Rachael Lavon

“I mean, looking back, everyone probably hated us. People keep Purim simple around here, that’s the standard. And we came and just… It’s actually embarrassing”

 

Learning Curve: Chapter 41

Gila Arnold

“Suddenly you worry about confidentiality! Didn’t occur to you, did it, when you went spreading rumors about my daughter to her principal and teachers!”

 

Lifetakes: Five Candles

Yudit Green

What does she pray for? Is she saying that tefillah? The one for her children to go on the right path?



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Blame It on Amnesia
Rabbi Moshe Grylak He has no past, and therefore no future
Jogging the Memory
Yonoson Rosenblum Summoning up the past is not always so easy
Endless Summer
Eytan Kobre Time is the implacable foe of us all
Three Orphans and Two Afikomens
Dr. Meir Wikler Here is how children spell the word “love”: t-i-m-e
All for a Good Cause: The Conversation Continues
Mishpacha Contributors Readers weigh in on “All for a Good Cause”
No Question Too Small, No Problem Too Big
Eliezer Shulman In tribute to Rav Sraya Deblitzky ztz”l
Under the Chuppah
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman Of course, I never mentioned my dream to anyone
It's Not My Wife
Jacob L. Freedman Anxiety was present in the room, but not in the patient
One Day, the Nations Will Know
Riki Goldstein The Skulener Rebbe’s message was hidden in the song
Far-Reaching Consequences
Faigy Peritzman The impression each action makes is never erased
Frustration Tolerance
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Keep calm when dealing with someone who can’t
Mistakes and Mysteries
Mrs. Shani Mendlowitz Tears are the avodah of Tishah B’Av
The Detective: Part II
D. Himy, M.S. CCC-SLP and Zivia Reischer I thought he was misbehaving; he was suffering
Dear Neighbor
Anonymous Stop to ask yourself if they’re heartless or heartbroken