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Mom with a Mission

Barbara Bensoussan

Frum housewife-turned-activist Linda Sadacka and her band of “Moms on a Mitzvah” won’t rest until they do all they can to help fellow Jews

 

A Home for Netanel

Chaya Yankelowitz

Netanel’s mother was pale and drawn. Elinor watched as she wiped a stray tear, gathered her bag, and walked out of the ward, leaving her baby behind

 

Sacrifice

Rayzel Reich

This was a viper, slowly slithering, evil, horror, mouth suddenly gaping, fangs exposed. The mouth of hell. The human mind found it hard to grasp

 

Dreams in the Attic

Miriam Maggid

I tried to cry as silently as possible — I’m good at it. My grandmother turned to me and whispered: “We don’t get to choose”

 

Map the Starlight: Chapter 9

Leah Gebber

“The way you talk, always talk, quoting scholars to Papa, and Papa quotes back to you. And all I must do is sit here, impoverished of knowledge”

 

Learning Curve: Chapter 57

Gila Arnold

Hoping the peal hadn’t woken her children, she ran to the door. Standing on her doorstep were the last two people Yael would have expected to see

 

Grab the Reins: Chapter 16

Shoshana Schwartz

Was I ready for this? Could I combine what I’d learned at the ranch with everything I’d learned about addiction and recovery?

 

Lifetakes: Mourning in Monticello

Michal Eisikowitz

Erev Tishah B’Av. We were two (mostly nice, mostly good) Bais Yaakov girls seeking the answer to a critical question: Could we still brush our teeth????



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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