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Life by the Book

C. B. Lieber

Mrs. Esther Tendler, who was nifteres last month, left her mark on thousands of people, yet never considered herself unusual or special

 

My Son, the Bully

Elisheva Appel

Bullying should never be tolerated, we hear again and again. But what do you do when the bully is your child?

 

Change of Heart: Chapter 3

Leora Hammer

I sucked in another breath, somehow I walked to the car. By the time we got to the hospital I could no longer walk

 

Tempo Story: Bitter Pill

Henny Salzman

I gained a new respect for my clients who call in to request a session, and then come in to my office, week after week

 

Windows: Let’s Clash

Naomi Raksin

She smiles and jumps away, feet encased in pink Converse sneakers that arrived in their Amazon box just yesterday. They are also a full size too large

 

Musings: Links and Kinks

Lea Weiss

Yudit’s face seemed so familiar. Where do I know that face from? The thought crossed my mind, and the answer looked down at me from the silver-framed photo

 

Map the Starlight: Chapter 30

Leah Gebber

How can someone so poor that he must beg, be able to afford a book? Unless he has stolen it. Unless he is a thief

 

Facets: Chapter 21

Esther Kurtz

Daniel appeared quickly, looking a bit bewildered. I realized then this was the first phone call he’s gotten since we moved

 

Lifetakes: Cuckoo

As told to Rachel Mosbacher

But the best was yet to come. Deep down, at the very bottom of the treasure trove, was something I did not even know existed



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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