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Red Light, Green Light

Elisheva Appel

Given the vast amount of energy we invest into shidduchim, it’s no wonder singles and their parents tend to analyze, and overanalyze, every bit of information

 

At My Sister’s Side

Bracha Yaari

Some women do more than dress up for their sisters’ wedding day. They plan and finance the entire simchah, in the place of a parent who can’t

 

Turning Tides: Joy in the Darkness

As told to Leah Gebber

What would Rivka want her bas mitzvah to look like, now that there could be none of the big ideas she’d dreamed about?

 

Change of Heart: Chapter 8

Leora Hammer

A tiny pause, like she wasn’t sure if she should believe me. “You understand why I’m asking. If there’s a medical issue, we need to know”

 

Tempo: A Blooper-Free Bar Mitzvah

Perel Grossman

As the date of the bar mitzvah drew closer, everything seemed to be under control. (Don’t ever say that phrase out loud. Ever. I mean it)

 

Windows: Of Milestones and Millstones

Chaya Joseph

Would Rochie be able to sleep tonight? What were her thoughts as she stood alone in her kitchen with my news buzzing in her brain?

 

Musings: Best Mom Award

Esty Heller

Fine, so I broke a hundred of Sarah Chana Radcliffe’s rules at once. Lock me up

 

Encounters: Eyes Wide Shut

Elana Rothberg

I can sense she’s enamored of our kollel lifestyle, about the simplicity, about the inner happiness that radiates from our home. So perhaps I should disillusion her

 

Map the Starlight: Chapter 35

Leah Gebber

“When the authorities go after the Talmud, they search. Every synagogue. Every house. Every person. And everything is carted away”

 

Facets: Chapter 26

Esther Kurtz

“You find it easy to make friends?” Chana asked me sincerely. “I know how to be friendly, but a friend… I haven’t made one in a long time”

 

On the House: Chapter 2

Faigy Schonfeld

“I don’t think you’re being fair. This is my family too, my job. I want to help. I don’t want Zoberman’s to get destroyed”

 

Lifetakes: It's Okay

As told to P. Diamond

Suddenly, the tears started to fall. But he’s my son, I told myself. I worked so hard to raise him. Why is he so happy to run off?



 
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