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Hadas Afik

These women, who live in Meron year-round, wouldn’t have it any other way. Because once Rabi Shimon has summoned you, there’s no turning back

 

Never Too Late for Happiness

As told to Margie Pensak

How one woman made a second marriage later in life work, along with advice from the pros

 

I Dare Me: No More Complaining

As told to Elisheva Appel

How would it impact my marriage if I just stop complaining, cold turkey? Will the mood in my house pick up? Or will I spontaneously combust?

 

Tempo Fiction: Diamond Trade

Rochel Grunewald

Sometime over the past hour, there had been a click, a sudden shift of understanding in the silent room — and it was a deep-down understanding

 

Musings: The Blessing of Counting

Etty Fried

On Pesach, Chumie counted Sefirah, on a transcendent Leil Shimurim she medically shouldn’t have lived to see. And the next night. And the next

 

A Stone’s Throw: Chapter 5

Faigy Gold

Others, Jew and non-Jew alike, would have to be deaf, dumb, and blind not to pay attention to a flight attendant saying, “16A, kosher meal?”

 

Map the Starlight: Chapter 47

Leah Gebber

A small smile spreads over Jocef’s face. For the first time since he reappeared, there are no demons, only an innocent sweetness

 

Center Stage: Chapter 5

Gila Arnold

Gabriella stared incredulously at her husband. She’d just finished baring her soul to him, explaining this deep yearning that needed to find expression, and this was his rational suggestion!

 

On the House: Chapter 14

Faigy Schonfeld

He folded his arms and leaned against the door. “I need to have a meeting with your father, a business meeting. And I’m not getting anywhere with him”

 

Lifetakes: Rabbi Shimon and Me

Miriam Katz

Do I have that same kavod? Though I’m dressed more appropriately, I’m watching from the sidelines and can’t even manage to be wholeheartedly present



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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”