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Tzivia Meth

Auschwitz survivor Rose Grunapfel Meth a”h defined revenge not in her acts of revolt against the Nazis but in her many Torah-true descendants

 

SisterSchmooze: Unique Visits

Marcia Stark Meth / Emmy Leah Stark Zitter / Miriam Stark Zakon

The places we visit need not be remarkable. It’s our interaction with these places that make our visits “unique”

 

Change of Heart: Chapter 2

Leora Hammer

I only go to high and mighty doctors. I had researched this doctor obsessively. I believe in obsessive research in principle. Knowledge is power

 

Tempo Story: Dinner at Six

Zivia Reischer

I am going to do this. I am going to make myself vulnerable and ask for what I need. Like the books say

 

Musings: Buried Past

As Told to Miriam Klein Adelman

“Mommy is difficult, we all know that,” my sister Varda said to me numerous times. “Just accept her the way she is and get on with it”

 

Windows: The Twenty-Second Rule

Linda Hirschel

When things become difficult in her social world, hormones, FOB, and CSI all kick in. And of course she has the very human response to loneliness: hurt

 

Map the Starlight: Chapter 29

Leah Gebber

Clara closes the door behind them. The fewer people who see that a gentile man has entered their home, the safer they will be

 

Facets: Chapter 20

Esther Kurtz

“I thought, maybe I’ll call you, but you’d just tell me they’re all idiots and I should ignore them, and that wasn’t what I needed”

 

Lifetakes: A Dish Full of Thanks

Raizy Tabakman

My fingers were softer now when they caressed those engraved letters. I’d heard more from my grandmother about her treasured older sister Debra, and I understood more about family ties



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Atonement — Fake and Real
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Four Walls Coming Full Circle
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And Yet We Smile
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Out of This World
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Tali Messing
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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
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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
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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