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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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The Fortunes of War
Rabbi Moshe Grylak We’re still feeling the fallout of the First World War
Some Lessons, But Few Portents
Yonoson Rosenblum What the midterms tell us about 2020
Vote of Confidence
Eyan Kobre Why I tuned in to the liberal radio station
5 out of 10
Rabbi Dovid Bashevkin Top 5 Moments of the Kinus
Day in the Life
Rachel Bachrach Chaim White of KC Kosher Co-op
When Less is More
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman How a good edit enhances a manuscript
It’s My Job
Jacob L. Freedman “Will you force me to take meds?”
They’re Still Playing My Song?
Riki Goldstein Yitzy Bald’s Yerav Na
Yisroel Werdyger Can’t Stop Singing
Riki Goldstein Ahrele Samet’s Loi Luni
Double Chords of Hope
Riki Goldstein You never know how far your music can go
Will Dedi Have the Last Laugh?
Dovid N. Golding Dedi and Ding go way back
Battle of the Budge
Faigy Peritzman Using stubbornness to grow in ruchniyus
The Challenging Child
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Strategies for raising the difficult child
Bucking the Trend
Sara Eisemann If I skip sem, will I get a good shidduch?
The Musician: Part 1
D. Himy, M.S. CCC-SLP and Zivia Reischer "If she can't read she'll be handicapped for life!"