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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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