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The Art of Persuasion

Esther Ilana Rabi

As Ralph Waldo Emerson learned, coercion doesn’t work. If you want your opinion to be heard — and followed — you’ll need to learn the art of persuasion

 

Turning Tides: Notes of Me

As told to Leah Gebber by Rachel Hutner

It’s what I do with all my students — bring out what’s hidden. And really, at the root, it’s what happened in my own life

 

The One with a Country

Zhanna Slor

Anica shook the newspaper in her hand, a drop of sweat slowly falling down her neck. “I said, I thought your family was dead”

 

Grab the Reins: Chapter 19

Shoshana Schwartz

Her momentary confidence vanished the second she was actually on the horse. She held the saddle horn so hard her arms shook

 

Facets: Chapter 3

Esther Kurtz

Girly, it’s called trust. In the designer. That’s what handmade jewelry is all about. Otherwise buy off the rack.

 

Vacation Occupation

Sara Pardes

For some children, summer isn’t about camp or family vacations. It’s a time for hands-on experience as they work alongside their parents and siblings

 

Life on Canvas

Leah Gebber

“Go home and paint,” a trusted advisor told Yaeli Vogel. Since then, her days are spent daubing paint on canvas, and capturing spirit and heart

 

SisterSchmooze: Treif!

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

This Schmooze reminds us of the challenges and joys of keeping kosher in what is, yesterday and even today, a world full of treif

 

Vacation for Two

Perel Grossman

“We don’t have to go on any kind of formal [read: expensive] vacation,” he explains with his usual maddening male logic. “Just go away each weekend”

 

Where’s My Exit?

Rachelli Saffir

A roundabout where entering holds no guarantees of a smooth exit. And once you are in, all entrances and exits disappear

 

Grab the Reins: Chapter 18

Shoshana Schwartz

“Why,” I asked, “do we continue with certain behaviors but not others? Because they served us well at some point in our lives”

 

Map the Starlight: Chapter 11

Leah Gebber

Ramon bites his lip. Bernat has always been a good friend: It is not his fault that Ramon is frustrated by yuds and mems and tafs

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