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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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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?”