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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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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