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Joy and Goodness

Family and Friends of Aliza Grund

Aliza Grund’s petirah last month left friends and family shocked and shattered. To mark her shloshim, five close friends and relatives share what they wish they could tell her

 

A Restless Rest

Yael Klein

Pregnancy. A glowing, miraculous time. Except it doesn’t seem that way when you’re lying on your back. How women on bed rest make it through

 

Tempo Story: Team Twin Swims the Kinneret

Miriam Stark Zakon and Emmy Leah Stark Zitter

Join Team Twin as we slog our way on a chlorinated journey to the 9th Annual Sadna Women’s Swim-a-Thon

 

Musings: The Letter That Nobody Wrote

C. B. Wahler

You may look back on the year and wonder, what difference did I make? Whose life did I touch? And will anyone remember?

 

A Stone’s Throw: Chapter 11

Faigy Gold

This was Real Life, with a true-to-life Rabbi Akiva and Rachel right in front of me!

 

Map the Starlight: Chapter 54

Leah Gebber

“You may think that the reason all this is befalling us is because there is something wrong with your soul, and everywhere you go, it causes havoc and evil”

 

Center Stage: Chapter 11

Gila Arnold

“What if… we…” she hesitated briefly, then continued in a rush. “What if we made a film. You know, a full-length, women-only movie?”

 

On the House: Chapter 20

Faigy Schonfeld

Why did he always find himself in the middle? Tugged by both sides, trying to make things good, always trying

 

Lifetakes: Last Day

Rivka Streicher

They are trusting, these girls, baring vulnerabilities, some in front of the group, some just on paper



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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