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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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What’s in a Name?
Shoshana Friedman “What does Writer X have to say this week?”
Atonement — Fake and Real
Yonoson Rosenblum White confessionals and faux rituals
Four Walls Coming Full Circle
Eytan Kobre All the while, there’s been a relationship in the offing...
And Yet We Smile
Yisroel Besser We are the nation that toils to be happy at all costs
Out of This World
Rabbi Henoch Plotnick Dirshu Hashem b’himatzo — we are in Hashem’s company now...
Steven and Jonathan Litton
Rachel Bachrach The co-owners of Litton Sukkah, based in Lawrence, NY
Tali Messing
Moe Mernick Tali Messing, engineering manager at Facebook Tel Aviv
Sick Note
Jacob L. Freedman “Of course, Dr. Freedman. Machul, machul, machul”
Avoiding Health Columns Can Be Good for You
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman Only one reliable guide for good health: our Torah
Endnote: Side Notes
Riki Goldstein Most Jewish music industry entertainers have side profes...
Me, Myself, and Why
Faigy Peritzman Where there’s no heart and no love, there’s no point
Can’t Do It Without You
Sarah Chana Radcliffe When you step up to the plate, you build your home team
Eternal Joy
Mrs. Elana Moskowitz The joy of Succos is the fruit of spiritual victory
The Appraiser: Part III
D. Himy, M.S. CCC-SLP and Zivia Reischer Make sure your child knows his strengths
Hidden Special Needs
Rena Shechter You won’t see his special needs, but don’t deny them
Dear Wealthy Friend
Anonymous There’s no need for guilt. I am truly happy for you