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Special Children Make Special Parents

Esther Ilana Rabi

When a child is born with special needs, his parents have to adjust to a future unlike the one they’d pictured and stretch in ways they never envisioned

 

House(keeping) Call

Yael Wiesner

Is your messy house making you sick? The doctor is in! Learn the source behind your housekeeping ills, along with the prescription to fix them

 

Change of Heart: Chapter 9

Leora Hammer

I am not in control. Nothing I do makes any difference. The thought came, not as a burst of sublime inspiration, but as a reflexive fact

 

Tempo: Seeing Orange

Adina Lover

“We really, really do not care what is wrong with the plan or the setup or the gift or anything, okay? So don’t say a word”

 

Windows: Sweetness Dissolved

Elana Rothberg

“Show me your pass.” She’s brimming with authority, inflated as a helium balloon. I stutter, the words stuck in my throat like marbles

 

Map the Starlight: Chapter 36

Leah Gebber

He looks. Three pieces of paper. One rough pen. A vial of ink. She speaks. “So that you can teach me,” she says

 

On the House: Chapter 3

Faigy Schonfeld

It was wonderfully hot, full of the roaring hiss of the deep fryer, pots clanging, Javier whistling, Bea presiding over an enormous pot of cabbage, telling jokes

 

Lifetakes: The Old Man

Faigy Schonfeld

I wonder if that’s his secret. I wonder if he’s still feeding off his mother’s smile, or her energy, or her joy



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Out of This World
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Eternal Joy
Mrs. Elana Moskowitz The joy of Succos is the fruit of spiritual victory
The Appraiser: Part III
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Hidden Special Needs
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Dear Wealthy Friend
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