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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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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!"