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Starting Over Again

Esther Ilana Rabi

Here are some practical ways to overcome those despairing “I’ll never achieve my goal” moments and other hurdles as we work toward self-improvement

 

Turning Tides: Taken to Account

Leah Gebber

Every job — whether as a street cleaner or a banker or a farmer — can be done in a way that builds society or destroys it

 

For the Fun of It

Mati Swimer

Chanukah fun and games. Join in the action with this Family First tournament of fun and games, and let the fun begin!

 

Tempo Story: Just One Year

Adina Lover

“Baruch Hashem, it’s working out. You cannot imagine how much I’m looking forward to this year. To just slowing the pace”

 

Grab the Reins: Chapter 34

Shoshana Schwartz

“These addicts give up everything to get clean. They leave their homes, their families, their jobs, they leave their creature comforts and everything else behind”

 

Map the Starlight: Chapter 27

Leah Gebber

“It is I. I am the guilty party. Do not blame my father and do not cast the guilt upon your son. The fault lies with me”

 

Facets: Chapter 18

Esther Kurtz

“Close the door behind you, please,” Rafi asked. I bowed out, closed the door, and then stood right by the door to eavesdrop

 

Windows: As the Clock Swings

Esther Novak

There is pain in what we are doing. We are intruders, witnesses to the part of life we like to pretend will never come

 

Lifetakes: Close Calls

Faigy Schonfeld

I hear the rest of her sentence, unsaid words like knives of ice. A few minutes later, and it would’ve been over



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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