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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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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