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Chapter Two Shidduchim

Sheila Segal

Dating after a divorce comes with a lot of big questions: Above all, how can you ensure you won’t make the same mistake again?

 

Shades of Spirit

Leah Gebber

How can you express, in concrete media, the longing of a soul for its Creator? This is the question that occupies artist Orit Martin

 

Family Diary: Change of Heart: Chapter 4

Leora Hammer

“I feel pretty good,” I lied. “I’m just getting a headache.” A headache was nothing, I hadn’t eaten, I was stressed, I don’t even know why I said it

 

Tempo: Locked Out

Zahava Goldstein

Perhaps they’ll think she got in through a window.… Perhaps they won’t notice she slept at home. Perhaps… they’ll think she picked the lock

 

Dreamscapes: Devorah Segal

Elisheva Appel

My parents were very gentle: “It’s great that you love it, but maybe you can find something else you love that has a practical application?”

 

Windows: A Friend with a Name

Adina Soclof

“Great, good, it’s fun.” I got sidetracked for a moment because he used three adjectives, almost a full sentence. I was shocked

 

Map the Starlight: Chapter 31

Leah Gebber

The apples give him courage. He tucks them into a pocket on the inside of his cassock and grips the rope ladder with both hands

 

Facets: Chapter 22

Esther Kurtz

“I don’t know why being an artist means being flighty. You give artists a good name, that mother just abuses the stereotype”

 

Lifetakes: I Believe in Miracles

Zivia Reischer

Little boys at bedtime get happy endings. “And the president gave him one.” I was about to start the explanation when my phone buzzed



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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