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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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With All Due Respect
Rabbi Moshe Grylak The honor of every human being
What We Lost
Yonoson Rosenblum A long view, a larger perspective
Reprobate Return
Eytan Kobre Loyalty to the true and the morally upright
My Own Gentle Giant
Jacob L. Freedman Finn smirked. “Do whatever you want, Dr. Israel”
Individually United
Faigy Peritzman Two contradictions classify the Korban Pesach as a chok
Hearing Problems
Sarah Chana Radcliffe In fight mode, you may hear attacks never said
An Equal Focus
Rebbetzin Shira Smiles Remaining true to our most authentic feminine selves
The Marketer, Part I
D. Himy, M.S. CCC-SLP and Zivia Reischer “I’m late, my work is late, I come to meetings late”
Dear Neighbor and Friend
Words Unspoken I know you’ve been given challenging kids