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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



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A Response to "Too Far from Home"
Rabbi Moshe Grylak “Chareidi Israel is not happy to absorb immigrants”
Life after Kollel
Yonoson Rosenblum Remaining a ben Torah requires remaining a bar daas
Angel's Advocate
Eytan Kobre Because this is how’s it’s supposed to be always
Make Your Words Count
Rabbi Shneur Aisenstark This story delivers two sobering lessons for all of us
I Know of What I Speak
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman I would allow my mask to fall, my soul to be revealed
Meet the Tzaddik
Jacob L. Freedman “Aren’t there meds that can get him back to yeshivah?”
Two centuries later, the Chasam Sofer’s niggunim are heard again
Riki Goldstein The musical side of the Chasam Sofer dynasty
How Do You Think of These Words?
Riki Goldstein “For me, the words are the neshamah of the song”
The Song I Can't Stop Singing: Shlomo Simcha
Riki Goldstein “Which song are you connecting to this season?”
Megama Had the Magic
Riki Goldstein Remembering Moshe Yess a”h and Shalom Levine a”h
Living Beyond the Moment
Faigy Peritzman Someone steeped in Torah always lives beyond the moment
Uncertainty
Sarah Chana Radcliffe We can only be sure that we can never be sure
Instinctive Knowledge
With Rav Moshe Wolfson, written by Baila Vorhand Jewish babies are born knowing Hashem
The Gardener: Part II
D. Himy, M.S. CCC-SLP and Zivia Reischer “It’s a secret language called body language”