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In Search of an Orphan Cure

Esther Ilana Rabi

When Megan Crowley and her brother were diagnosed with an orphan disease, and their parents told they’d die within months, their father refused to accept the diagnosis

 

Turning Tides: Picture Imperfect

As told to Leah Gebber

In every picture, she had draped one arm over someone’s shoulder. The sleeve had slipped, exposing her elbow — and her tattoo

 

Tempo: Journeys

Miriam Dansky

Sara thought that Yaakov had become akin to the Shabbos lights in their dramatic shadow: zachor, yizkor, a quiet act of remembering, a lingering glow

 

Map the Starlight: Chapter 7

Leah Gebber

Ramon’s heart beats as if there is something he is about to encounter in that old forgotten room, something more than writings of a despised nation

 

Learning Curve: Chapter 55

Gila Arnold

Flying tomorrow. Of course. How silly of her to imagine people like the Goldfeders made Pesach. Indeed, a minute later, a china platter of very chometzdig biscotti appeared

 

Grab the Reins: Chapter 14

Shoshana Schwartz

“There are situations in which a person’s participation is entirely against his will. The responsibility does not lie in her actions, but rather with what happens afterward”

 

Lifetakes: Cornflakes

Bracha Stein

“I eat cornflakes that come in a box,” he explained, visibly trying to control his exasperation. “These came in a bag. So I can’t eat them”

 

Clear The Clutter from A to Z

Yael Wiesner

If you’re ready to create more space and efficiency in your home, here’s your ditch list, from A to Z



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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