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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



 
Hidden Power
Yonoson Rosenblum One never knows the power of his or her mitzvos
Can You Tell a Phony?
Eytan Kobre “You’re not using the phone; the phone is using you”
Grief and Gratitude
Yisroel Besser The deepest, most sophisticated truth in the world
Nobody's Perfect
Alexandra Fleksher With the gift of maturity, we learn to accept
Colossal Humility
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman The last words I ever heard from my rebbi
Ready and Waiting
Baruch S. Fertel, MD, MPA, FACEP Why does everything take so long in the ER?
Bless You!
Faigy Peritzman Blessings don't create anything new in the natural world
Ready, Set, Succeed!
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Ensure success with explicit, doable instructions
The Radiance of Surrender
Mrs Shani Mendlowitz Honest admission reveals your inner radiance