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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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Think It Through
Rabbi Moshe Grylak The import of the name Anshei Knesses Hagedolah
Face the Facts: Don’t Suppress Them
Yonoson Rosenblum The left behaves more and more like a cult
You Never Looked So Good
Eytan Kobre Growing hunger for the fleeting high of the superficial
Top 5 Shiur Title Techniques
Rabbi Dovid Bashevkin The answer to “what’s it about?” can fill or empty rooms
Power of Suggestion
Rachel Bachrach Mikey Benzaken is a stage hypnotist based in Jerusalem
Make It Happen
Jacob L. Freedman “If I’m a bum then let me be a bum”
Hard Knocks
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman The Langer boys never forgot that apology
The Classic That Almost Didn’t Make the Cut
Riki Goldstein “It took only ten minutes to write, so we weren’t sure”
Hevel Pihem Keeps the World Going
Riki Goldstein The purity of their eyes and their innocent chatter
Yussi Sonnenblick never imagined they’d be singing “Eilecha” half a century later
Riki Goldstein “It’s nice to hear people still singing those songs”
The Rebbe’s Smile and the Rav’s Slap
Riki Goldstein “That was probably my most memorable performance”
Life in the Other Lane
Faigy Peritzman We should honor every Jew as if he were a talmid chacham
Needy
Sarah Chana Radcliffe The needier a person, the more they push people away
Touch of Light
Rebbetzin Debbie Greenblatt “A person cannot live without any kavod”
Stay-at-Home Therapist: Part I
D. Himy, M.S. CCC-SLP and Zivia Reischer She turns to me. “You know the type, smart and silent?”