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Mic Drop

Heather Dean with Leah Gebber

On the one side were opportunities that couldn’t be duplicated: access to the biggest celebrities, parties, perks, a job I loved and at which I excelled. On the other was the image of the Jewish home I wanted to build one day, and the profound feeling of wholeness I had in Jerusalem.

 

Growth Charts

Elisheva Appel

We set out to understand what growth and connection to Torah mean to women, and how that understanding develops with time

 

Threads of Eternity

Esther Teichtal

Chana Gamliel designs parochos that adorn shuls around the world. And those threads close the circle of her own family legacy

 

SisterSchmooze: Of Bloopers and Blooms

Marcia Stark Meth / Emmy Leah Stark Zitter / Miriam Stark Zakon

Come join us as we remember how we got past the hitches and glitches surrounding weddings long past, flower girls and “flower boys” now all grown up

 

Tempo Fiction: Where You Will Go

Rivka Streicher

She looks old. My Heddie, my baby. The joke curdles. Hip hip, whatever, hip hip hooray. We’re all aging here in this old house

 

Dreamscapes: Become a Jew

Elisheva Appel

There were some blank spaces in our family history. My mother always referred vaguely to a family secret, but I never took it too seriously

 

Windows: The Kosel Kiddush Club

Norma L. Noiman

Every Shabbos at 8 a.m. Chaya bursts forth, waving her arms overhead frenetically and intoning some well-meaning but inane advice to all assembled

 

A Stone’s Throw: Chapter 7

Faigy Gold

As I passed, I nodded hello and even ventured a “Chodesh tov.” He looked at me, and suddenly held up his hand. The whole line stopped

 

Map the Starlight: Chapter 49

Leah Gebber

Most of these converts have taken the faith only because they faced a prison sentence or crippling fine. Convert to the true faith, and all charges are dropped

 

Center Stage: Chapter 7

Gila Arnold

“Not behaving today, are we?” she asked. “Yoo-hoo, girls!” She raised her voice. “Morah’s been trying to get your attention for 15 minutes already!”

 

On the House: Chapter 16

Faigy Schonfeld

“Hello, princess,” Daddy sang, when he noticed her. “What did you eat today? An egg? Can I get you something more sensible?”

 

Lifetakes: Ready to Receive

Devorah Grant

Knowing that hundreds of us were making our way on foot to the last remaining Wall made it all connect somehow. I had to come back



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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