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Never Alone at the Hospital

Malky Lowinger

Whether she’s calming a confused patient, averting disaster, or counseling family members, patient liaison Sima Bachrach eases the stress of hospitalization

 

Secrets of Half-Century Marriages

C.B. Lieber

Couples whose marriages have spanned five decades and beyond have much wisdom to share about the process - of building a relationship and growing older together

 

Off the Top of My Head

Esther Kurtz

Need a new sheitel but don’t want to mortgage your home? Here’s everything I learned about buying a good sheitel on the cheap

 

Happily Ever After

Nechama Engel

Maybe I will tell you this story, the clichéd one, one day, but not now. Today I’ll start at the happily-ever-after point and take it from there

 

Windows: It’s There, Somewhere

As Told to Rivka Streicher

Despite herself, she is experiencing the kavanos that the rebbetzin had taught a few days earlier. She’s never felt better

 

Musings: Practically Perfect

Aliza Goldman

This is a wonderful chance to show everyone what I can do. I’m going to make one perfect dinner

 

Grab the Reins: Chapter 22

Shoshana Schwartz

“You’re picturing an alcoholic desperate for a drink but not allowed to have one. Or a food addict standing in a bakery with his hands tied”

 

Map the Starlight: Chapter 15

Leah Gebber

It is night when the note is thrown in through the window of Papa’s study. Papa is sleeping, but Aster still prowls, restless, around the house

 

Facets: Chapter 6

Esther Kurtz

“I’m not making him into a chesed case. Besides, no kid wants to be told to become friends with someone. And then, if he’d find out….”

 

Lifetakes: Unique

Ruchy Shapira

I was dumbstruck, because the funny thing was: She looked just like me. Same build, similar face, same hair, same voice, for goodness’ sake!



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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