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The Latke Dilemma

Y. Bromberg

“I was wondering if you felt up to frying your delicious latkes for my birthday party in two days,” I asked cautiously

 

The Friendship Candle

Tzipi Wolner

I used to love school. I went to the huge Bais Yaakov two blocks from my house. I had tons of friends. Until last summer

 

Hide and Seek: Chapter 2

Bracha Rosman

Unbeknownst to anyone, two mistreated orphans — 16-year-old Idy and her 10-year-old brother Jacob — are living in the Renards’ attic.

 

The Hazards and Hilarity of Teenhood: Unqualified and Other Disasters of the Untalented

Malka Hillelsohn

I could not get my tenses straight, read a Rashi, or sit through a single class without somehow acting up

 

DMC: A New Family

As told to Leah Greenburg

Sometimes I get emotional or don’t feel like talking about it, and maybe that scares people or makes them feel like they overstepped some boundaries

 

The Art of Comics

Sivi Sekula

Walk into any Jewish book store and the first thing to hit your eye is sure to be the latest kosher comic book! What goes into creating something so much fun?

 

Discovering Strength & a Bright Future

Elky Pascal

Difficult teen years do not have to translate into difficult adulthoods. At times it can take years for the strength — and the greatness — to emerge

 

Jolly Solly: Bright Ideas

R. Atkins

Miriam opened the box and admired the candles inside. She felt very grand having candles that had come all the way from Eretz Yisrael

 

I Have a Little Dreidel

Bracha Rosman

“Maybe he’ll think I’m upset he gave me an ordinary dreidel. You know, like I’m only happy he comes because of the presents he brings”



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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