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Simchah Imperfect

Tamar Hadar

Some simchahs are a mixture of overwhelming joy and excruciating pain. Four pairs of women share their stories of simchahs that blended elation and anguish

 

Inside Job: What It's Like to Be a Chef

Rachel Bachrach

What’s on the menu? Three seasoned professionals open up about what it’s like to feed the crowds from their kitchens

 

Tempo Story: Taking It Far

Rivka Streicher

She knows she should get up, get supper going, but the warmth stripes her feet and she stretches back into the couch until it’s reclining. Anything…

 

Hashem, This Is the Day You Gave Me

Miriam Zakon

A conversation with Risa Rotman

 

Grab the Reins: Chapter 31

Shoshana Schwartz

“Two weeks with Mrs. Perfect and her perfect husband, baby, and career. She could stay with any of my siblings! Why me?”

 

Map the Starlight: Chapter 24

Leah Gebber

Papa holds up his hand. Stop. “But it is a strange letter, strange indeed, and I want to know if my daughter can shed light on it”

 

Facets: Chapter 15

Esther Kurtz

Were Shifra and I really that different? Was it hard to believe that someone like her would be friends with someone like me?

 

Lifetakes: Have You Seen My Mother?

Hagit Hoffman

She is in the park, sitting on a bench and feeding the pigeons that encircle her. She’s totally immersed in the task at hand and does not notice me

 

Face the Shark... and Don’t Get Eaten

Nina Kaweblum, LCSW

Whatever type of difficult personality you’re dealing with, here are some pointers on how to transform negative interactions into calm, cooperative conversations

 

Goodnight, Bubby

Mali Heller

In some frum circles, it’s common practice for teenage granddaughters to take turns sleeping at their elderly Bubby’s house. But how do you decide which girl?

 

SisterSchmooze: A New Look

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

Come take a new look with us as we revisit past experiences. A simple kitchen remodeling. An unthinking remark made by a student. A life-altering moment

 

Tempo Story: When There’s a Will

Esther Kurtz

She wasn’t entitled to time off — Suri was almost two — but really, to suggest she was doing her child harm by sending her to a babysitter?

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A Century of Horror — and Hope
Rabbi Moshe Grylak More connected than at first glance
Sundown
Eytan Kobre When Chazal say so, that eclipses all else
Great Expectations
Jacob L. Freedman Not just his personal nachas machine
Vote of Thanks
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman Dov Ber was using Hashem as an excuse
Today’s Trash
Faigy Peritzman “Guess what I did today!”
Navigating In-Lawing
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Nurturing this relationship with kindness, consideration...
From Humdrum to Happy
Rebbetzin Aviva Feiner The challenge: infusing these days with joy!