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Tempo Story: Two Dolls

As Told to Rivka Streicher

She doesn’t ask because she knows it will make Mommy sad, just like she doesn’t ask why they don’t have a daddy in their house

 

Windows: Rosh Hashanah Phone Calls

Esther Kurtz

A pre-Rosh Hashanah phone call. I hadn’t realized people my age did them. Those calls are for mothers and grandmothers, aunts and mature people

 

Grab the Reins: Chapter 23

Shoshana Schwartz

“The moment we all paired off, I unconsciously turned the assignment into a competition. If we didn’t win, then we’d lost”

 

Map the Starlight: Chapter 16

Leah Gebber

Friar Pere runs through the night, arms lifted, a wail coming from the dark hollow of his mouth. Brother Francis comes with his rowan stick

 

Facets: Chapter 7

Esther Kurtz

What was I supposed to tell the kid? I totally heard where he was coming from. He just lost himself, happens to us all, albeit sans fists

 

Lifetakes: Beggar Woman

Zahava Silver

“It should be as your teshuvah, in case you were mistaken. Although, sheifelah, I’m not convinced that you were”

 

SisterSchmooze: The Art of the Schmooze

Marcia Stark Meth / Emmy Leah Stark Zitter / Miriam Stark Zakon

You’ll gaze at a story from the past, view a shalom bayis tip for the present, see a concerned look at writing’s future

 

To Gather Fruit

Riki Goldstein

A tribute to Rebbetzin Esther Finkel a”h, wife of the late Rosh Yeshivah Rav Beinish Finkel, and mother-in-law of Rav Nosson Tzvi ztz”l

 

Taking Parenting to Heart

Chana Klein

Could The Nurtured Heart approach — focusing on what is right in each moment — stop the negativity and misbehavior in my home? The answer was yes



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Seventy Years
Rabbi Moshe Grylak “The sword from without, and machlokes from within”
Helping Our Kids Find Their Mission
Yonoson Rosenblum The best home protection against the “foreign winds”
Meeting for Minchah
Eytan Kobre “A Ten-Minute Appointment for a Five-Minute Encounter”
Top 5 Jewish Grammar Mistakes
Rabbi Dovid Bashevkin Seeing the errors of our grammatical ways
The Missing Alef
Alef is not simply another letter in the Hebrew alphabet
What Are You Grateful For?
Jacob L. Freedman “I guess all we can do is to be grateful”
A Simple Offering
Faigy Peritzman Our obligations are measured according to our abilities
Building a Better Brain
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Make your home an emotionally safe place to be real
The Cyclist: Part III
D. Himy, M.S. CCC-SLP and Zivia Reischer Rachel has advanced from “flustered” to “determined”
Wholly Holy
Rebbetzin Aviva Feiner Realize who you are and how you can impact this world