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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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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