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The Trees’ Hall of Fame

Libi Astaire

Meet some of the most celebrated trees in Jewish history — as well as a few that, despite their interesting stories, have remained in the shade

 

Seeds of Kindness

Mishpacha Readers

It was a small gesture. Yet it took root, sprouted, flourished. And became a towering tree. Twenty readers share acts of giving

 

Change of Heart: Chapter 7

Leora Hammer

I couldn’t believe she remembered me. “You’re a pretty unique case,” she said in explanation. “So young. And usually the cardioversion works”

 

Tempo: Seeds, Pits, and Patience

Z. Halberstadt

I don’t have a garden. Or a porch. I have a window ledge. Not ideal for projects of this scale

 

Map the Starlight: Chapter 34

Leah Gebber

He is a big man: his size always surprises her. But even with the broad shoulders and large hands, he looks frail

 

Facets: Chapter 25

Esther Kurtz

Rafi pulled a serious face. “Yes, I think it’s very funny that of all people you’ve befriended, you lucked into a rebbetzin”

 

On the House: Chapter 1

Faigy Schonfeld

That was the good part about working in a fleishig eatery, she thought, you get to start work at noon

 

Lifetakes: Walking in My Shoes

Avigail Rubin

A new pair of shoes can change your whole life, I’ve heard, quoting Cinderella, and I tend to agree



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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