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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?



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Weekly Struggle
Shoshana Friedman Cover text: promise big and deliver what we promise
Only Through You
Rabbi Moshe Grylak A response to last week’s letter, “Waiting in Passaic”
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Are You Making a Kiddush Hashem?
Yonoson Rosenblum In communal affairs, “one bad apple…” often applies
Chance of a Lifetime
Eytan Kobre I identify with the urge to shout, “No, don’t do it!”
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Work / Life Solutions with Bunim Laskin
Moe Mernick "I don’t believe in sacrificing days — you only get ever...
Seeking a Truly Meaningful Blessing
Dovid Zaidman We want to get married. Help us want to date
Shivah Meditations
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman Equivalence between two such polar opposites is puzzling
Magnet Moment
Jacob L. Freedman Everyone’s fighting a battle we know nothing about
Secrets and Surprises
Riki Goldstein Top-secret suits Eli Gerstner just fine
Blasts of Warmth
Riki Goldstein Keeping the chuppah music upbeat in low temperatures
Behind the Scenes
Faigy Peritzman
Good Vision
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Good or bad, nice or not? What you see is what you get
Day of Peace
Mrs. Elana Moskowitz