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A Wise Mind

Nina Kaweblum

Ever get hijacked by your emotions? With the right skills, says therapist and DBT educator Nina Kaweblum, you can actually regain control of your emotions and respond with grace instead of impetuosity

 

Scrubs, Skis, and a Skirt

As told to Rochel Burstyn by Jessica Triest

Sport enthusiast, truth seeker, backpacker, doctor — Jessica Triest has found a way to merge her many identities in a seamless whole

 

Time-Out

Rikki Ehrlich

Time-Out Zone, she’d called it, for singles needing a break from shidduchim. A quantum-mechanically operated “time brake”. A place to escape decisions, escape my bed piled high with clothing, escape the reality of what to do about — but for how long?

 

Windows: Final Journey

Rivka Hartman

It turns out, the cousin in charge of implementing Aunt Suzanna’s carefully arranged cremation plan was on a safari in Zimbabwe — with no cell phone

 

Freefall: Chapter 51

Miriam Zakon

Moe and Abe are reunited on the front line. Reb Leibush finds Yeruchum crying and praying in front of the shul’s aron kodesh

 

House of Mirrors: Chapter 27

Rachael Lavon

Norman explains his history with Redlick. Laylee tells her father it would mean the world to Sarah if she knew how much he respected her

 

Learning Curve: Chapter 44

Gila Arnold

Yael tells her father-in-law about the clinic’s troubles, implying this is why she left. Her in-laws are furious, especially because they’re friends with the Goldfeders

 

Grab the Reins: Chapter 3

Shoshana Schwartz

I didn’t want to pry or make her uncomfortable. She, on the other hand, started asking a million questions about me, my background, my family

 

Lifetakes: The Simple Way

Rivka Streicher

My old neighbor Sheva’le is in her forties, wears a sheitel, and has all the vivaciousness of an 11-year-old



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Not a Newspaper
Shoshana Friedman A deeper difference between newspapers and magazines
Services in Shards
Rabbi Moshe Grylak “Such a painful, malicious lie!”
The Pittsburgh Protests: All Politics All the Time
Yonoson Rosenblum The old rule — “no enemies on the left” — still applies
Danger: School Crossing
Eytan Kobre The hypocrisy of YAFFED’s assertion is breathtaking
Real Laughter and Real Tears
Rabbi Avrohom Neuberger The two sides of a life lived with emunah
Work/Life Solutions with Eli Langer
Moe Mernick I was proud to be “that guy with the yarmulke”
Is Ktchong! a Mitzvah? When Prayer and Charity Collide
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman These cannot both be done effectively at the same time
An Honest Shidduch
Jacob L. Freedman “Baruch Hashem I’m cured, and this will be my secret”
A Blessing in Disguise
Riki Goldstein “I never thought the song would catch on as it has”
Ishay and Motti Strike a Common Chord
Riki Goldstein Bringing together two worlds of Jewish music
What’s your favorite Motzaei Shabbos niggun?
Riki Goldstein From the holy and separate back to the mundane
Rightfully Mine
Faigy Peritzman Don’t regret the job you didn’t land; it was never yours
Growing Greener Grass
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Nurture your blessings and watch them blossom
My Way or the High Way
Rebbetzin Debbie Greenblatt We know what we want — but do we know what He wants?