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The Art of Persuasion

Esther Ilana Rabi

As Ralph Waldo Emerson learned, coercion doesn’t work. If you want your opinion to be heard — and followed — you’ll need to learn the art of persuasion

 

Turning Tides: Notes of Me

As told to Leah Gebber by Rachel Hutner

It’s what I do with all my students — bring out what’s hidden. And really, at the root, it’s what happened in my own life

 

The One with a Country

Zhanna Slor

Anica shook the newspaper in her hand, a drop of sweat slowly falling down her neck. “I said, I thought your family was dead”

 

Grab the Reins: Chapter 19

Shoshana Schwartz

Her momentary confidence vanished the second she was actually on the horse. She held the saddle horn so hard her arms shook

 

Map the Starlight: Chapter 12

Leah Gebber

Aster hears Papa’s reedy voice, humming. He must be sitting in his study, trying to start his work. She looks at the map she has drawn

 

Facets: Chapter 3

Esther Kurtz

Girly, it’s called trust. In the designer. That’s what handmade jewelry is all about. Otherwise buy off the rack

 

Lifetakes: Guinea Pigs and Gullibility

Bracha Stein

I peered into the cage. These were not babies. Aren’t baby guineas scrawny, helpless, hairless pink balls? These were jumping, furry — full-grown — creatures



 
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Badgered into Submission
Yonoson Rosenblum Avatars of political correctness in search of dissenters
Drinking Doubt Away
Eytan Kobre Meaning is indispensable for generating happiness
My Tale of Two Mentors
Rabbi Dovid M. Cohen I wish them both continued nachas and success until 120
Checks and Balances III
Mishpacha Readers The conversation continues...
Memorable Melodies of Modzhitz
Rabbi Mordechai Besser The struggling survivors became kings in shul on Shabbos
A Whole Song and Dance
Rabbi Ron Yitzchak Eisenman One of those small acts that are giant leaps of chesed
Diamonds
Jacob L. Freedman MD "Each Jewish woman is a bas Melech, Dr. Freedman!"
Streamlined Service
Riki Goldstein "JewishMusic Stream is still about classic kosher music”
Perfect Harmony
Riki Goldstein "The arrangements literally changed the entire song"
Hang On to the Glow
Riki Goldstein Back to the warm camp Shabbos memories
Marking Miracles
Faigy Peritzman The miracles are there, but our eyes are blind to them
Going Against the Current
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Wise to deny our kids something all their friends have?
Clothed in Splendor
Mrs. Elana Moskowitz When dressing up is spiritual, not superficial
The Spokesman: Part IV
D. Himy, M.S. CCC-SLP and Zivia Reischer Every sentence tells a story; make yours well told