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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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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