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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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Think It Through
Rabbi Moshe Grylak The import of the name Anshei Knesses Hagedolah
Face the Facts: Don’t Suppress Them
Yonoson Rosenblum The left behaves more and more like a cult
You Never Looked So Good
Eytan Kobre Growing hunger for the fleeting high of the superficial
Top 5 Shiur Title Techniques
Rabbi Dovid Bashevkin The answer to “what’s it about?” can fill or empty rooms
Power of Suggestion
Rachel Bachrach Mikey Benzaken is a stage hypnotist based in Jerusalem
Make It Happen
Jacob L. Freedman “If I’m a bum then let me be a bum”
Hard Knocks
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman The Langer boys never forgot that apology
The Classic That Almost Didn’t Make the Cut
Riki Goldstein “It took only ten minutes to write, so we weren’t sure”
Hevel Pihem Keeps the World Going
Riki Goldstein The purity of their eyes and their innocent chatter
Yussi Sonnenblick never imagined they’d be singing “Eilecha” half a century later
Riki Goldstein “It’s nice to hear people still singing those songs”
The Rebbe’s Smile and the Rav’s Slap
Riki Goldstein “That was probably my most memorable performance”
Life in the Other Lane
Faigy Peritzman We should honor every Jew as if he were a talmid chacham
Needy
Sarah Chana Radcliffe The needier a person, the more they push people away
Touch of Light
Rebbetzin Debbie Greenblatt “A person cannot live without any kavod”
Stay-at-Home Therapist: Part I
D. Himy, M.S. CCC-SLP and Zivia Reischer She turns to me. “You know the type, smart and silent?”