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Growing with My Garden

Naomi Elbinger

My garden is miles from manicured, nor is it pedicured. It will never appear in any magazine — except, apparently, the one you’re holding in your hands

 

SisterSchmooze: Get Lost!

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

We’re less than impressed with the idea that technology has made getting lost obsolete. People can still get lost

 

I Dare Me: Asking for Money

As told to Elisheva Appel

To get my feet wet, I decide to leave the largest donors for the end and start with the low-hanging fruit, like my grandmother

 

Tempo Fiction: Open House

Rochel Grunewald

"If you recognize what you have and you're ready to give something away, Hashem sends the people who need it"

 

Not a Story

Esther Kurtz

When you’re not thinking about it, there’s restlessness and emptiness in your being. You turn the music up loud just to feel something beat in you

 

A Stone’s Throw: Chapter 9

Faigy Gold

The chassan-kallah relationship is so fragile in the beginning, and that first piece of jewelry seems to be more significant than the Duchess of Windsor’s whole collection

 

Map the Starlight: Chapter 52

Leah Gebber

In the center is Jerusalem, with a verse from Psalms: “Joy of the world.” He takes a breath. It is exquisite

 

Center Stage: Chapter 9

Gila Arnold

She looked so beautiful when she smiled like that. With an actual sparkle in her eyes. Why didn’t she do so more often?

 

On the House: Chapter 18

Faigy Schonfeld

"There’s nothing wrong with adding a sushi bar, and other things, but you do realize that our hottest menu items were traditional, old-fashioned foods"

 

Lifetakes: One Red Flower

Rivka Streicher

We got busy with summer and vacation plans and sometime when we weren’t looking the red plant grew. It crept along the wall, hugging the fence



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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!”
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