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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



 
Hidden Power
Yonoson Rosenblum One never knows the power of his or her mitzvos
Can You Tell a Phony?
Eytan Kobre “You’re not using the phone; the phone is using you”
Grief and Gratitude
Yisroel Besser The deepest, most sophisticated truth in the world
Nobody's Perfect
Alexandra Fleksher With the gift of maturity, we learn to accept
Colossal Humility
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman The last words I ever heard from my rebbi
Ready and Waiting
Baruch S. Fertel, MD, MPA, FACEP Why does everything take so long in the ER?
Bless You!
Faigy Peritzman Blessings don't create anything new in the natural world
Ready, Set, Succeed!
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Ensure success with explicit, doable instructions
The Radiance of Surrender
Mrs Shani Mendlowitz Honest admission reveals your inner radiance