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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



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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