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In a Home Not My Own

Malkie Schulman

How does it feel to move out of your home-of-decades and into a single room in an assisted living facility or a child’s house?

 

Inside Job: What It’s Like to Be a Principal

Rachel Bachrach

Three women explain what it’s like to manage it all effectively while being mechanech from the heart — because that’s the principle of the matter

 

Change of Heart: Chapter 6

Leora Hammer

The diver’s reflex: Fill a basin with ice water and plunge your head in. It works every time! This was getting better and better

 

Tempo: Riding the Waves

Esther Teichtal

Ari followed her hand to the water. His jaw fell. He yanked off his sweatshirt, kicked off his shoes, took three large steps back, sprinted and… jumped

 

Musings: Why, Hashem, Why?

Devorie Kreiman

We can’t know why. We can know, for sure, that even as we are hurting, there is a True Judge.

 

Map the Starlight: Chapter 33

Leah Gebber

“Clara. I know why you are not eating,” she says. “It is because you have already broken your fast, is it not?”

 

Facets: Chapter 24

Esther Kurtz

Was it possible to make a friend in two weeks? Maybe I can get Rafi to change the terms. I really, really wanted to go

 

Lifetakes: What Good Jewish Mothers Do

Nechama Elbaz

“You think it’ll get better when she grows up, right? Nope, then you’ll just be up at night worrying instead”



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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