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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?



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Weekly Struggle
Shoshana Friedman Cover text: promise big and deliver what we promise
Only Through You
Rabbi Moshe Grylak A response to last week’s letter, “Waiting in Passaic”
Are You Making a Kiddush Hashem?
Yonoson Rosenblum In communal affairs, “one bad apple…” often applies
Chance of a Lifetime
Eytan Kobre I identify with the urge to shout, “No, don’t do it!”
Work / Life Solutions with Bunim Laskin
Moe Mernick "You only get every day once"
Seeking a Truly Meaningful Blessing
Dovid Zaidman We want to get married. Help us want to date
Shivah Meditations
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman Equivalence between two such polar opposites is puzzling
Magnet Moment
Jacob L. Freedman Everyone’s fighting a battle we know nothing about
Secrets and Surprises
Riki Goldstein Top-secret suits Eli Gerstner just fine
Blasts of Warmth
Riki Goldstein Keeping the chuppah music upbeat in low temperatures
Behind the Scenes
Faigy Peritzman The intrinsic value of each mitzvah
Good Vision
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Good or bad, nice or not? What you see is what you get
Day of Peace
Mrs. Elana Moskowitz On Shabbos we celebrate peace within and without