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Dr. Mom

Barbara Bensoussan

They’re frum mothers, dealing with children, Shabbos guests, and community obligations. They’re doctors, dealing with life-and-death decisions, and grueling hours. How do they balance both?

 

The Heat Is On

Libi Astaire

Along the way, people figured out how to keep their homes at least somewhat warm, employing simple methods that we too can use in a stubbornly drafty room or to lower the heating bill

 

Tempo Story: Made to Order

Esty Heller

“We get together for one night out, and you guys are like not even here. If you prefer to text all night, why did you even come?”

 

Grab the Reins: Chapter 33

Shoshana Schwartz

“When something really does bother you but you don’t let yourself feel it, that’s a problem. That’s what causes resentments”

 

Map the Starlight: Chapter 26

Leah Gebber

Tears come, fast and free. She does not wipe them away. Let them come. Let them wipe away who she is, what she has done

 

Facets: Chapter 17

Esther Kurtz

“I always thought I’d marry someone like me, and we’d be a power couple. We were supposed to be the new movers and shakers”

 

Musings: Not an Adult

Bracha Stein

But the years have passed and here I am, still frantically bluffing my way through life and hoping no one catches on (or inspects my linen closets)

 

Lifetakes: Household Help

Miriam Eliwatt

We sat back and watched Leah’s strong hands rip open and slice the fish as she had been doing for more than 50 years



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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