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Facets: Chapter 2

Esther Kurtz

“That’s what custom jewelry is about,” I said. Fiancé leaned back in his seat, coffee in hand, let the women go at it

 

Lifetakes: Close to Home

Libby Rubinstein

There’s something to be said for sitting on a couch in a snood and slippers as ladies totter by, all dressed up

 

Reaching High

Esther Teichtal

Reaching only the average adult’s waist, P’dut Rotnemer’s take on the world is fresh and different. And she’s teaching others to reach high as well

 

Make a Splash!

Mati Swimer

Want to give your kids a fun-filled afternoon while keeping them cool? Try one — or all three — of these wet ’n wonderful activities

 

Summer Fiction Fest

Mishpacha Contributors

Three original fiction stories

 

Grab the Reins: Chapter 17

Shoshana Schwartz

Retorno isn’t your typical tourist attraction, but Norman and Jacqueline weren’t your typical tourists. They were Canadian probation officers, in Israel on a mission

 

Map the Starlight: Chapter 10

Leah Gebber

Without a beginning, without answers, he is free to search, to become, to follow the far reaches of his mind and sail far, far away from home

 

Facets: Chapter 1

Esther Kurtz

“Fine, fine,” I said. I wasn’t going to lie and say, “Splendid, glorious,” because I’m a terrible liar. But that response should be good enough

 

Lifetakes: Clinging

Elana Rothberg

That knowledge, that fear, is paralyzing, and is buried so deep I don’t often let myself stare it in the face

 

Mom with a Mission

Barbara Bensoussan

Frum housewife-turned-activist Linda Sadacka and her band of “Moms on a Mitzvah” won’t rest until they do all they can to help fellow Jews

 

A Home for Netanel

Chaya Yankelowitz

Netanel’s mother was pale and drawn. Elinor watched as she wiped a stray tear, gathered her bag, and walked out of the ward, leaving her baby behind

 

Sacrifice

Rayzel Reich

This was a viper, slowly slithering, evil, horror, mouth suddenly gaping, fangs exposed. The mouth of hell. The human mind found it hard to grasp

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Vi Elult’zich?
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