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Winds of Change

Machla Abramovitz

Montreal’s newly reelected borough councilor, 24-year-old chassidish woman, Mindy Pollak, knows that with hard work and heart, even the thickest barriers can be breached

 

Drink, Chew, Sleep

Libi Astaire

A survey of weight-loss strategies throughout the ages, shows that in the search for that elusive quick-and-easy diet, it’s often common sense that gets shed — not pounds

 

Change of Heart: Chapter 5

Leora Hammer

The scary part wasn’t the heart thing, and the scary part wasn’t the drugs. The scary part was the vulnerability

 

Tempo: The Broken Pieces

Goldy Snitzer

How fragile does a person have to be for their mood to be controlled by the color of the sky?

 

Windows: My Career as a Schnorrer

Esty Heller

I couldn’t believe it. How did they know who was at the door? And what I was there for? How could they be so cruel?

 

Map the Starlight: Chapter 32

Leah Gebber

Just as she thinks that they should cease the day’s work, he says, “I do not see how you can avoid depicting the Garden of Eden”

 

Facets: Chapter 23

Esther Kurtz

“Do you expect me to witness an act of assault and pretend that nothing happened?”

 

Lifetakes: A Day Older Than Thirty

Raizy Tabakman

Exaggerating my youthful naïveté had been my standard way to deal with Israeli bureaucracy during all the years we lived in Israel



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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”
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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!”
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
Good Vision
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Good or bad, nice or not? What you see is what you get
Day of Peace
Mrs. Elana Moskowitz