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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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Stand There or Do Something
Baruch S. Fertel, MD, MPA, FACEP It’s called collaborative care, and it works miracles
I'm Here — Are You Ready?
Riki Goldstein Upbeat and catchy, but still makes listeners think
Back in Time
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Mixed Messages
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Go in Peace
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All Work and No Play
Sarah Chana Radcliffe A life only about doing your duties loses all its color
Dying to Believe
With Rav Moshe Wolfson, written by Baila Vorhand Emunah peshutah is the force behind Jewish continuity