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Care to Join: Chapter 3

Leah Greene

I noticed her torn jeans, multiple piercings, and the tattoo that snaked up her arm. Then she spoke. “If you’re going to the Kotel can you daven for my mother?”


Center Stage: Chapter 27

Gila Arnold

“Bubby’s not actually her grandmother. She’s my father’s mother.” As she saw the confused looks around her, she added, “Huvy’s my half-sister, didn’t you know?”


The Gatekeeper’s Daughter: Chapter 8

Esther Teichtal

“Nu, b’emes… what’s there to moichel? You can only do what you’re told. The Tzaddik knows what he’s doing”


When I Snap My Fingers

Esther Ilana Rabi

Ever wonder what it’s like to be hypnotized? Or are you afraid to find out? Dive into the mysterious world of the unconscious and subconscious with one writer’s exploration of hypnosis


Build a Learner

Shira Hart

What you need to do to fortify your child with confidence and a love of learning — and ensure that your child has a productive and enriching school year


Tempo Story: What Goes Down Must Come Up

Rachael Lavon

As the hours pass, my internal narrator begins to sound a little like Good Night Moon. Goodbye laundry. Goodbye clock. Goodbye daughter wearing one yellow sock


Windows: 8 Invaluable Ideas

Yaffa Ganz

Here are eight constructive ideas to make your day simpler and more pleasant. They aren’t necessarily lifesaving, but they might save you time, energy, or stress


Musings: You’re Right

As told to Rivky Neuhaus

I wait a beat for my friend to concede her error, to say the words, “You were right.” I will not gloat, I tell myself sternly


Center Stage: Chapter 26

Gila Arnold

There’d been something strange in Gabriella’s expression, something hurried in her manner as she’d hastily walked them through their rehearsals and then rushed to the filming


The Gatekeeper’s Daughter: Chapter 7

Esther Teichtal

The lady gives a great big guffaw. “Is that the best you can do? My Lukas was nigh near ready to get the gun with your dawdling


Care to Join: Chapter 2

Leah Greene

As she tied her own scarf, Sharon turned and thanked me, then she continued on, to reconnect with the place she hadn’t seen in 40 years


Lifetakes: Drawerful of Memories

Shayna Gutke Poupko

What are the things that I desperately hang onto, not knowing their worth or what binds me to them?

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At Our Doorstep
Rabbi Moshe Grylak In Israel, intermarriage still has some shock value
The Wrong Conversation
Yonoson Rosenblum How can we reattach Jews to the Jewish story?
Heart on Your Sleeve
Eytan Kobre Being pro-phylactery can be downright prophylactic
The Silver Lining
Alexandra Fleksher Who is brave enough to buck the dangerous trends?
Top 5 Uniquely Jewish Words
Rabbi Dovid Bashevkin For some concepts, Yidden have the best words
10 Questions for Avi Kehat
Rachel Bachrach The Chesed Fund, for desperate people who need a fortune
On Speaking Terms
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman He learned firsthand, “What goes around comes around”
Stressed Out
Jacob L. Freedman “We’re going to aggressively help you take care of you”
Mona Knew to Pick a Winner
Riki Goldstein “Shloime, let’s sing this on Motzaei Shabbos”
Four Stanzas You Don’t Just Sing
Riki Goldstein “This is not a niggun that you just sing!” he exclaimed
A Part of Me
Riki Goldstein The fruit of two years’ preparation and collaboration
Worth the Hassle?
Riki Goldstein Travel can be challenging for musicians and bands
Know It All
Faigy Peritzman The wiser I get, the more I realize how little I know
No Time to Breathe
Sarah Chana Radcliffe When we don’t have a minute to spare is when we pause
On Dry Ground
Rebbetzin Shira Smiles Every day we thank Hashem for the miracle of dry land