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Second Chance

Family First Contributors

Not all missed opportunities are lost forever. Sometimes, we are given the gift of a second chance. Nine stories of renewal & restoration

 

Tempo Story: Circle of Life

Shayna Schreiber

A PhD? In physics? Here I’m scraping my way through a bachelor’s in media arts, and this woman is a physicist? Talk about heft

 

A Stone’s Throw: Chapter 4

Faigy Gold

I was dressed for Shabbos lunch: suit, silk blouse, silk scarf, heels. Not dressed for a trek up 720 steep, scary stairs in a poorly lit stairwell

 

Map the Starlight: Chapter 46

Leah Gebber

Aster nods in thanks, but returns her gaze to the earth. Is there nothing at all that will wake him up from his stupor?

 

Center Stage: Chapter 4

Gila Arnold

“Someone approached me with a film idea I’m toying with, and it involves the Orthodox Jewish community. I immediately thought of you”

 

On the House: Chapter 13

Faigy Schonfeld

Mimi had informed all and sundry that she wouldn’t be in on Monday. It was the day the competition was opening and she was feeling ill in advance

 

Lifetakes: Flashbacks

Sarah Fink

I resisted the crazed urge to call out to her, to yell for her to stop, to take me, a perfect stranger, along with her



 
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