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Free but Trapped

Esther Teichtal

There are many Holocaust accounts of camp survivors and forest fugitives, but precious few testimonies from children whisked away. The story of Chlini — Ruth Kusmierski (née Salomon) — is one

 

Fighting Disease with Diet

Zivia Reischer

Dr. Terry Wahls, diagnosed with MS, created a special diet that got her walking again. How the Wahls Protocol works, why it does, and who it can help

 

Tempo Fiction: The Taste of Change

Riki Goldstein

The unhealthy fats, sodium, and sugars came up often in poolside conversations, almost as often as Lakewood’s hottest children’s boutiques

 

Musings: A Near Brush

Peshie Needleman

Yes, I wanted the best brushing experience. But I wasn’t a fan of being constantly bombarded by reminders that I was doing it the wrong way

 

A Stone’s Throw: Chapter 6

Faigy Gold

I opened my siddur and my heart and davened with intensity that I’d be able to redeem myself and find my unnamed friend

 

Map the Starlight: Chapter 48

Leah Gebber

“Return him to his cell. When he is ready to talk in a manner that befits the gravity of the accusation, the interrogation will continue”

 

Center Stage: Chapter 6

Gila Arnold

“Yeeaahh, we did stay within budget.…” Esti looked around the room doubtfully. “But really, I was picturing something else. A more sophisticated look. More, um…”

 

On the House: Chapter 14

Faigy Schonfeld

“So we have a proposition we’d like to offer you!” Langer cut in. He liked to do the talking, apparently. “An offer the great Zoberman’s restaurant cannot refuse”

 

Lifetakes: Spa on the Go

Esty Heller

We’re a generation that’s circling the drain; a drain filled with coffee — my own coffee, from my dear mug — because who has time to finish drinking?



 
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