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Vacation Occupation

Sara Pardes

For some children, summer isn’t about camp or family vacations. It’s a time for hands-on experience as they work alongside their parents and siblings

 

Life on Canvas

Leah Gebber

“Go home and paint,” a trusted advisor told Yaeli Vogel. Since then, her days are spent daubing paint on canvas, and capturing spirit and heart

 

SisterSchmooze: Treif!

Marcia Stark Meth / Emmy Leah Stark Zitter / Miriam Stark Zakon

This Schmooze reminds us of the challenges and joys of keeping kosher in what is, yesterday and even today, a world full of treif

 

Vacation for Two

Perel Grossman

“We don’t have to go on any kind of formal [read: expensive] vacation,” he explains with his usual maddening male logic. “Just go away each weekend”

 

Where’s My Exit?

Rachelli Saffir

A roundabout where entering holds no guarantees of a smooth exit. And once you are in, all entrances and exits disappear

 

Grab the Reins: Chapter 18

Shoshana Schwartz

“Why,” I asked, “do we continue with certain behaviors but not others? Because they served us well at some point in our lives”

 

Map the Starlight: Chapter 11

Leah Gebber

Ramon bites his lip. Bernat has always been a good friend: It is not his fault that Ramon is frustrated by yuds and mems and tafs

 

Facets: Chapter 2

Esther Kurtz

“That’s what custom jewelry is about,” I said. Fiancé leaned back in his seat, coffee in hand, let the women go at it

 

Lifetakes: Close to Home

Libby Rubinstein

There’s something to be said for sitting on a couch in a snood and slippers as ladies totter by, all dressed up



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Weekly Struggle
Shoshana Friedman Cover text: promise big and deliver what we promise
Only Through You
Rabbi Moshe Grylak A response to last week’s letter, “Waiting in Passaic”
Are You Making a Kiddush Hashem?
Yonoson Rosenblum In communal affairs, “one bad apple…” often applies
Chance of a Lifetime
Eytan Kobre I identify with the urge to shout, “No, don’t do it!”
Work / Life Solutions with Bunim Laskin
Moe Mernick "You only get every day once"
Seeking a Truly Meaningful Blessing
Dovid Zaidman We want to get married. Help us want to date
Shivah Meditations
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman Equivalence between two such polar opposites is puzzling
Magnet Moment
Jacob L. Freedman Everyone’s fighting a battle we know nothing about
Secrets and Surprises
Riki Goldstein Top-secret suits Eli Gerstner just fine
Blasts of Warmth
Riki Goldstein Keeping the chuppah music upbeat in low temperatures
Behind the Scenes
Faigy Peritzman The intrinsic value of each mitzvah
Good Vision
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Good or bad, nice or not? What you see is what you get
Day of Peace
Mrs. Elana Moskowitz On Shabbos we celebrate peace within and without