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Alone

Shira Levy

You believe what you want to believe. And I wanted to believe she actually thought of me. But I should have known better

 

Windows: A Very Zippy Birthday

Peshie Needleman

I don’t allow myself to dwell on what I decide to do. The more I think about it, the more I’m likely to chicken out

 

Musings: The Great Post-Pesach Treasure Hunt

Chava Rochelle Vodka

No need to ask Ma for help — in any case, Ma can’t remember where Ma put anything so long ago, before Pesach arrived and all that cooking started… so good luck and happy hunting!

 

Freefall: Chapter 50

Miriam Zakon

Moe is sent to the front lines to serve as a translator. Abe’s division is also sent to combat, and he’s been promoted to captain

 

House of Mirrors: Chapter 26

Rachael Lavon

Sarah calms Laylee just before the hearing. Laylee agrees to sign up Cookie for dance camp. Norman and Gavi’s father arrive at the courthouse

 

Learning Curve: Chapter 43

Gila Arnold

Esti comes to Aviva’s house and offers help. Aviva’s mother criticizes Chavi for not being as helpful as Esti, and Aviva defends her daughter

 

Grab the Reins: Chapter 2

Shoshana Schwartz

As I spent time at Retorno, I got hooked on the people, the realness. On the process going on around me and, soon, inside me

 

Lifetakes: Bad Mother’s Day

Shevy Hollander

There’s no supper, not in the oven, not in the fridge — not even on the agenda — as I enter my apartment at 5:30 p.m.

 

The Right-for-You Diet

Shira Isenberg RD, MPH

Esti dropped three sizes when she cut out “white foods,” while Mindy swears by her new Mediterranean lifestyle — she never felt better! Should you try something to shed those post-Yom Tov pounds?

 

24-Karat Emunah

Esther Teichtal

Just over a month ago, the Jewish world lost one of its last links to the world of Sarah Schenirer and prewar Europe. Author Pearl Benisch painted vivid pictures of spiritual triumph through Auschwitz and beyond

 

SisterSchmooze: Mix-Ups, Mess-Ups, and Mayhem

Marcia Stark Meth / Emmy Leah Stark Zitter / Miriam Stark Zakon

In choosing this month’s theme, we weren’t looking for profound truths or deep thoughts. We were just laughing about life’s inevitable mix-ups



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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