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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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What’s in a Name?
Shoshana Friedman “What does Writer X have to say this week?”
Atonement — Fake and Real
Yonoson Rosenblum White confessionals and faux rituals
Four Walls Coming Full Circle
Eytan Kobre All the while, there’s been a relationship in the offing...
And Yet We Smile
Yisroel Besser We are the nation that toils to be happy at all costs
Out of This World
Rabbi Henoch Plotnick Dirshu Hashem b’himatzo — we are in Hashem’s company now...
Steven and Jonathan Litton
Rachel Bachrach The co-owners of Litton Sukkah, based in Lawrence, NY
Tali Messing
Moe Mernick Tali Messing, engineering manager at Facebook Tel Aviv
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
Riki Goldstein Most Jewish music industry entertainers have side profes...
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
D. Himy, M.S. CCC-SLP and Zivia Reischer Make sure your child knows his strengths
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