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My Backyard

Mishpacha Contributors

Playground. Oasis. Hideaway. Magical Kingdom. Twenty-two women tell of sun and swings, treehouses and tranquility

 

Should I or Shouldn’t I?

Shira Yehudit Djalilmand

Even simple choices aren’t always so simple to make. What’s behind our decisions — and how we can make better ones

 

Tempo: The Color of Giving

Rochel Grunewald

If she could paint, Nina would run color onto every surface she could reach. The bed linen. The IV pole. The wall

 

Map the Starlight: Chapter 5

Leah Gebber

The place was a blaze of candles and lanterns. “Mallorca must be doing well, to afford such light,” Papa had murmured. Aster had felt ashamed

 

Learning Curve: Chapter 53

Gila Arnold

Dini Goldfeder shows up at Suri’s house late at night, in the middle of a severe manic episode

 

Grab the Reins: Chapter 12

Shoshana Schwartz

I was very worried about her. She had so much fear inside her, so much pain, and so few tools to navigate those feelings

 

Lifetakes: The Immigrant

Elana Rothberg

It is hard to imagine our elderly Bobby any way other than the way we see her: an old, opinionated, somewhat stern, yet always loving nanny



 
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Drinking Doubt Away
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Checks and Balances III
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Memorable Melodies of Modzhitz
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A Whole Song and Dance
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Diamonds
Jacob L. Freedman MD "Each Jewish woman is a bas Melech, Dr. Freedman!"
Streamlined Service
Riki Goldstein "JewishMusic Stream is still about classic kosher music”
Perfect Harmony
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Hang On to the Glow
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Marking Miracles
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Going Against the Current
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Wise to deny our kids something all their friends have?
Clothed in Splendor
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The Spokesman: Part IV
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