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Art behind Bars

Carol Messing

Incarcerated teens work through their pain using paint and glue. A seasoned art therapist speaks about how art can reach the places beyond words

 

Your Child’s Keeper

C. Rosenberg

Sending a child to a relative or friend for a few days or more requires planning. How to make it as smooth as possible for everyone

 

Inside Job: Physician Assistant

Rachel Bachrach

Three PAs on what they do, why they love it, and how, contrary to popular belief, being a PA is not second best to being a doctor

 

At the Window

Bracha Stein

Ahuva’s heart twisted. Was it with pride at Sari’s offer, or pain for Esther’s refusal? She didn’t know

 

Map the Starlight: Chapter 8

Leah Gebber

“And if we were to marry, then what would that help? You would be thrown out of your father’s home, Jocef, surely you see that?”

 

Lifetakes: Longed-for Children

Shoshana Gold

Seeing the woman did not understand the expression, someone explained: “Gebetene — it means that the children were asked for”

 

In Search of an Orphan Cure

Esther Ilana Rabi

When Megan Crowley and her brother were diagnosed with an orphan disease, and their parents told they’d die within months, their father refused to accept the diagnosis

 

Turning Tides: Picture Imperfect

As told to Leah Gebber

In every picture, she had draped one arm over someone’s shoulder. The sleeve had slipped, exposing her elbow — and her tattoo

 

Tempo: Journeys

Miriam Dansky

Sara thought that Yaakov had become akin to the Shabbos lights in their dramatic shadow: zachor, yizkor, a quiet act of remembering, a lingering glow

 

Map the Starlight: Chapter 7

Leah Gebber

Ramon’s heart beats as if there is something he is about to encounter in that old forgotten room, something more than writings of a despised nation

 

Learning Curve: Chapter 55

Gila Arnold

Flying tomorrow. Of course. How silly of her to imagine people like the Goldfeders made Pesach. Indeed, a minute later, a china platter of very chometzdig biscotti appeared

 

Grab the Reins: Chapter 14

Shoshana Schwartz

“There are situations in which a person’s participation is entirely against his will. The responsibility does not lie in her actions, but rather with what happens afterward”

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