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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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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?”