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Sense and Sensitivity

Miriam Bloch

When bright lights or noisy crowds or seemingly normal smells and tastes drive you crazy — something more might be at play

 

Memories and Meaning

Leah Gebber

Artist Ellen Filreis collaborated with her daughter, teacher Ayelet Ribakow, to create a Jewish “I Spy” book that’s more than a reading experience

 

Tempo Story: The Anniversary That Nearly Wasn’t

Ahuva Friedman

All day I wanted to tell someone about this milestone, yet found I couldn’t. My family? No way. Friends? Somehow, I didn’t feel I could

 

Musings: The Secret of Successful Procrastination

Adina Lover

My husband, wide-eyed, can’t believe how I get it all done, and I just smile and bask in his pride

 

Windows: Two on a Journey

Shana Reicher

Suddenly it is not about me and not about the girls whose hands I am holding steel tight. It is about all of our hands

 

Map the Starlight: Chapter 58

Leah Gebber

I never gave you that letter. I regret this now. It was selfish, wrong. But take a moment to understand the foolishness of an old man

 

Center Stage: Chapter 15

Gila Arnold

Rina’s eyes shone. “Girl power! Frum teenage girls are going to unite to bring the Geulah! Can you imagine the impact of such a message?”

 

On the House: Chapter 24

Faigy Schonfeld

How dare she! How dare Shana judge and proclaim and offer her wonderful ideas, while cozied up on her couch thousands of miles away

 

Lifetakes: Little Girl

Chaya Liba Aarons

I can’t shake my fear of rejection. With graduation, I believed that I’d waved goodbye to the inferiority complexes that had invaded my younger self



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Whose State Is It?
Rabbi Moshe Grylak The Nation-State Bill adds nothing to the simple truth
First, Clean Your Room
Yonoson Rosenblum Disorder of our rooms reflects the disorder of our minds
Start Up with G-d
Eytan Kobre “Women rabbis” suffocate the spirit of the law
The Non-Competitive Competitors
Rabbi Avrohom Weinrib Competition? We are all working for the same Boss!
In Defense of Those Eltere Bochurim
“Still Waiting” (an anonymous contributor) A perspective built on 12 years (and counting) of dating
No Size Fits All
Jacob L. Freedman Meir’s success seemed practically carved out for him
Endnote - Start with the Heart
Riki Goldstein “I start with the heart of the sound, then add layers”
Great Shakes
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman Hashem has His ways of pressing our “reset” button