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Face the Shark... and Don’t Get Eaten

Nina Kaweblum, LCSW

Whatever type of difficult personality you’re dealing with, here are some pointers on how to transform negative interactions into calm, cooperative conversations

 

Goodnight, Bubby

Mali Heller

In some frum circles, it’s common practice for teenage granddaughters to take turns sleeping at their elderly Bubby’s house. But how do you decide which girl?

 

SisterSchmooze: A New Look

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

Come take a new look with us as we revisit past experiences. A simple kitchen remodeling. An unthinking remark made by a student. A life-altering moment

 

Tempo Story: When There’s a Will

Esther Kurtz

She wasn’t entitled to time off — Suri was almost two — but really, to suggest she was doing her child harm by sending her to a babysitter?

 

Windows: Grading on a Curve

Peshie Needleman

My jaw dropped. “You’ve got to be kidding me. You went around the house and gave me marks on my housekeeping?”

 

Grab the Reins: Chapter 30

Shoshana Schwartz

“She didn’t care about me, why should she? I wasn’t the class queen, I wasn’t pretty. I was fat and ugly”

 

Map the Starlight: Chapter 23

Leah Gebber

The pope looks up at him, surveys him for a long time. “We need your fire and passion,” he says. “Use them for the true religion”

 

Facets: Chapter 14

Esther Kurtz

This woman could not be serious. If the ring she wanted weren’t so expensive, I’d drop her right now. Money is such an annoying thing

 

Lifetakes: Namesake

Naomi Levenspil

I often wonder what it was like for her, a strikingly beautiful, confident, and previously spoiled teenager completely alone in the world, navigating through hell



 
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