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Center Stage: Chapter 19

Gila Arnold

She suddenly felt a hand on her shoulder. Looking up, she saw her mother, wearing what Huvy privately called her professional smile


Lifetakes: Once a Mommy, Always a Kid

Esther Novak

It’s a boring place for a kid, but my kids are always begging to come to work with me. They know about “Mommy’s snack drawer”


Your Home Reno, Right on the Money

Yael Wiesner

How do you know where it’s smart to cut costs, and where it’s wise to spend on top quality? Here, our room-to-room guide for smart spending on your renovation


Behind the Walls

Malkie Schulman

Chani Schwarcz, a social worker at New York’s infamous Rikers Island, can see beyond the prison walls, beyond the walls erected internally, to the spark of goodness within


Tempo Story: Where Dreams Come True

Rachael Lavon

“Well, right now my job is to smile. Smiling like that for so long isn’t normal! When my shift is over my face hurts”


Dreamscapes: Become a Nurse

Elisheva Appel

My dream was to turn my passion into a vocation by becoming a nurse. My parents, who were Holocaust survivors, discouraged me


Map the Starlight: Afterword

Leah Gebber

Why do maps fascinate me? Partly because I love fault lines. The border between doubt and certainty. The place between choice, faith, passivity, and acceptance


Center Stage: Chapter 18

Gila Arnold

“Ha!” Atara bounced onto her bed, folding her legs underneath her. “I’m not dumb. Though maybe you are, deciding to try out for Mommy’s film”


On the House: Chapter 27

Faigy Schonfeld

“I... how often are you thinking of hosting events like these? I mean, they’re wonderful, and they do bring in business, it’s just... whatever”


Lifetakes: A Tale of Three Coffees

Chani Muller

My not-so-subtle message — that I did not want to hear any more — got through. Everyone backed off. I gathered up Aviva and her paraphernalia


Can’t Leave the Nest

Rosie Einhorn, LCSW, and Sherry Zimmerman, JD, MSC

What if your child doesn’t want to leave the comfortable cocoon and get married? How to help your child separate from you and become a self-sufficient individual


Make It Work: So You’ve Always Loved… Art

Miriam Milstein

Meet five women who’ve taken their passion for art and turned it into a viable, enjoyable career

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Whose State Is It?
Rabbi Moshe Grylak The Nation-State Bill adds nothing to the simple truth
First, Clean Your Room
Yonoson Rosenblum Disorder of our rooms reflects the disorder of our minds
Start Up with G-d
Eytan Kobre “Women rabbis” suffocate the spirit of the law
The Non-Competitive Competitors
Rabbi Avrohom Weinrib Competition? We are all working for the same Boss!
In Defense of Those Eltere Bochurim
“Still Waiting” (an anonymous contributor) A perspective built on 12 years (and counting) of dating
No Size Fits All
Jacob L. Freedman Meir’s success seemed practically carved out for him
Endnote - Start with the Heart
Riki Goldstein “I start with the heart of the sound, then add layers”
Great Shakes
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman Hashem has His ways of pressing our “reset” button
Of Gates and Gators
Faigy Peritzman Our ears can receive messages the most easily
I Don’t Know
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Get around decision paralysis by listening to your gut
Time to Try the Frum Dating Sites?
Sara Eisemann That’s my problem and I’ll have to work it through