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The Busy Woman’s Guide to Maximizing Elul

Elisheva Appel

We’re blessedly busy, and spiritual preparation for the Yamim Noraim often gets neglected. With a little determination, we can add teshuvah to our daily routines

 

Journey from the Silk Road

Barbara Bensoussan

Geula Sabet’s life includes pre-independence Israel, the repressive Iranian regime, and Queens, New York. But she’s held tight to mitzvos and her Bukharian heritage

 

It’s Your Move!

Libi Astaire

There’s no better cure for boredom than board games, which have been entertaining royalty and ordinary people alike for thousands of years

 

Going for the Gold

Malky Blum

Pangs of reality punctured my celebrating soul. Aha, so my chassan was pining for a thousand-dollar useless watch

 

Grab the Reins: Chapter 20

Shoshana Schwartz

Besides making sure the horses were settled, there was nothing for me to do but watch, leaving me free to think. To feel

 

Map the Starlight: Chapter 13

Leah Gebber

“Every map needs a central point. Through that central point, you orient yourself, you calculate where all other lands are in relation to it”

 

Facets: Chapter 4

Esther Kurtz

I thought about swapping my bathrobe for clothes, but it’s Shifra. I’m not even going to brush the crumbs off my counter

 

Lifetakes: Shoe Shopping

C. Rosen

Ezriel didn’t really need new shoes. His sneakers were pristine, without a scratch, almost brand-new. Because my pre-K son cannot walk. He may never walk



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What’s in a Name?
Shoshana Friedman “What does Writer X have to say this week?”
Atonement — Fake and Real
Yonoson Rosenblum White confessionals and faux rituals
Four Walls Coming Full Circle
Eytan Kobre All the while, there’s been a relationship in the offing...
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...
Steven and Jonathan Litton
Rachel Bachrach The co-owners of Litton Sukkah, based in Lawrence, NY
Tali Messing
Moe Mernick Tali Messing, engineering manager at Facebook Tel Aviv
Sick Note
Jacob L. Freedman “Of course, Dr. Freedman. Machul, machul, machul”
Avoiding Health Columns Can Be Good for You
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman Only one reliable guide for good health: our Torah
Endnote: Side Notes
Riki Goldstein Most Jewish music industry entertainers have side profes...
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
D. Himy, M.S. CCC-SLP and Zivia Reischer Make sure your child knows his strengths
Hidden Special Needs
Rena Shechter You won’t see his special needs, but don’t deny them
Dear Wealthy Friend
Anonymous There’s no need for guilt. I am truly happy for you