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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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Atonement — Fake and Real
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Four Walls Coming Full Circle
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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...
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Tali Messing
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Sick Note
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Rabbi Emanuel Feldman Only one reliable guide for good health: our Torah
Endnote: Side Notes
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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
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Hidden Special Needs
Rena Shechter You won’t see his special needs, but don’t deny them
Dear Wealthy Friend
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