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First Impressions at the Wall

C. B. Lieber

In the midst of the broiling summer heat, we have the long fast day of Shivah Asar B’Tammuz. Why are we mourning?

 

F is for Friendship: Tear Down the Walls

Ruchama Schnaidman

So, I love camp. Don’t roll your eyes. I know everyone loves camp — who wouldn’t? But I think I love camp more. Until this year.

 

Worst-Case Scenario

Rachel Stein

“Eretz Yisrael,” he said. “For a whole glorious month.” The boys lifted their eyebrows. That was pretty impressive, they all agreed.

 

Breakthrough: Chapter 40

Tovy Mann

Benny and Tzipi are able to spend Shabbos with their parents at the safe house, but their mother must return to Iran.

 

Making Ends Meet

Esther Gilbert

“Don’t shoot the messenger,” she shrugged. “I have no idea what Mrs. Hersch wants you for.”

 

Silver and Gold: Chapter 31

Zivia Reischer

Adina… private, reserved Adina, with all her sense of personal dignity, had felt humiliated and violated at the thought of other people probing into her personal circumstances.

 

The Real Me

Ruchie Bromberg

My name is Esther. I’m 12 years old and I live in Edgware, London, England. I have something called autism.



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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