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Simchah Imperfect

Tamar Hadar

Some simchahs are a mixture of overwhelming joy and excruciating pain. Four pairs of women share their stories of simchahs that blended elation and anguish

 

Inside Job: What It's Like to Be a Chef

Rachel Bachrach

What’s on the menu? Three seasoned professionals open up about what it’s like to feed the crowds from their kitchens

 

Tempo Story: Taking It Far

Rivka Streicher

She knows she should get up, get supper going, but the warmth stripes her feet and she stretches back into the couch until it’s reclining. Anything…

 

Hashem, This Is the Day You Gave Me

Miriam Zakon

A conversation with Risa Rotman

 

Grab the Reins: Chapter 31

Shoshana Schwartz

“Two weeks with Mrs. Perfect and her perfect husband, baby, and career. She could stay with any of my siblings! Why me?”

 

Map the Starlight: Chapter 24

Leah Gebber

Papa holds up his hand. Stop. “But it is a strange letter, strange indeed, and I want to know if my daughter can shed light on it”

 

Facets: Chapter 15

Esther Kurtz

Were Shifra and I really that different? Was it hard to believe that someone like her would be friends with someone like me?

 

Lifetakes: Have You Seen My Mother?

Hagit Hoffman

She is in the park, sitting on a bench and feeding the pigeons that encircle her. She’s totally immersed in the task at hand and does not notice me



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What’s in a Name?
Shoshana Friedman “What does Writer X have to say this week?”
Atonement — Fake and Real
Yonoson Rosenblum White confessionals and faux rituals
Four Walls Coming Full Circle
Eytan Kobre All the while, there’s been a relationship in the offing...
And Yet We Smile
Yisroel Besser We are the nation that toils to be happy at all costs
Out of This World
Rabbi Henoch Plotnick Dirshu Hashem b’himatzo — we are in Hashem’s company now...
Steven and Jonathan Litton
Rachel Bachrach The co-owners of Litton Sukkah, based in Lawrence, NY
Tali Messing
Moe Mernick Tali Messing, engineering manager at Facebook Tel Aviv
Sick Note
Jacob L. Freedman “Of course, Dr. Freedman. Machul, machul, machul”
Avoiding Health Columns Can Be Good for You
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman Only one reliable guide for good health: our Torah
Endnote: Side Notes
Riki Goldstein Most Jewish music industry entertainers have side profes...
Me, Myself, and Why
Faigy Peritzman Where there’s no heart and no love, there’s no point
Can’t Do It Without You
Sarah Chana Radcliffe When you step up to the plate, you build your home team
Eternal Joy
Mrs. Elana Moskowitz The joy of Succos is the fruit of spiritual victory
The Appraiser: Part III
D. Himy, M.S. CCC-SLP and Zivia Reischer Make sure your child knows his strengths
Hidden Special Needs
Rena Shechter You won’t see his special needs, but don’t deny them
Dear Wealthy Friend
Anonymous There’s no need for guilt. I am truly happy for you