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Riding the Roller Coaster Together

Esther Ilana Rabi

Being married to an entrepreneur can be a bumpy ride, but, if navigated with wisdom and sensitivity, it can also be a thrilling one

 

Prioritizing Peace

Elisheva Appel

It takes forethought, inner work, and lots of goodwill to divert the focus from the differences that divide us to the ties that bind us

 

Special Theme Section: A Taste of Home

Family First Contributors

A teacup. A salt shaker. A stockpot. They’re simple objects, but they’re layered with stories. Thirteen accounts

 

A Stone’s Throw: Chapter 1

Faigy Gold

My biggest concern was figuring out what to wear, and getting a crash course in Sapphires for Dummies. The rest, as they say, is history

 

Tempo Fiction: The Color of Sunset

Rachael Lavon

I want to leave. Leave the store and the girl and her round green eyes and the questions splayed across her forehead

 

Windows: Making Space

Debbie Goldman

Unwilling to drive home from the first Seder as she had done in previous years, she was going to spend the first Seder alone

 

The Path to Freedom

As told to Abby Delouya

Sophomore year, I walked into a bookstore in the Jewish neighborhood. What was probably a typical seforim store felt, at the time, like a suffocating closet of truth

 

Map the Starlight: Chapter 43

Leah Gebber

She closes the book, thinks of the parchment. The only thing she does know is that Heaven wanted Jocef’s strange work to come to her hands

 

On the House: Chapter 10

Faigy Schonfeld

Levi hobbled into the living room, rubbing his eyes. He looked at her raw structure. “You want coffee? This is gonna be a long night.”

 

Lifetakes: And We Cried

Sheva Joseph

Yes, we needed yeshuos, but were we supposed to actually scream about it, cry about it, publicly?

 

Reach the Core

Leah Gebber

Faigy Zelcer, founder of Penimi, has developed comprehensive curriculums that empower teens to face contemporary challenges by having them explore and question — and discover the strength within

 

Special Theme Section: Across the Bridge

Family First Contributors

On Pesach, shattered slaves crossed the bridge from bondage to freedom. We also encounter bridges that can expand our world — if we cross them. Thirteen personal accounts



 
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