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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



 
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