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Search for Self

Leah Gebber

Feeding, changing, bath time, bedtime. PTA, a cake for the neighbors, another load of laundry. The whirlwind spins faster and faster. How can we reclaim our selves?

 

Grab the Reins: Chapter 26

Shoshana Schwartz

> “So he raised his voice another notch. I repeated, ‘I can’t listen while you’re screaming’ and started to walk out of the room”

 

Tempo: The Third Day

Rikki Ehrlich

“Who needs company the third day? And she’s your friend, not mine. I don’t want anyone examining my third-day pimples! And we’re using plastic”

 

Windows: The Other Side of the Mechitzah

Miriam Schweid

And I? I so badly wanted to tap into the joy. Yes, of course this was my job, yada yada yada

 

Map the Starlight: Chapter 19

Leah Gebber

It was to be the first item Aster hid in the small stone hut in the courtyard: that smooth speckled egg, covered in a mess of wool

 

Facets: Chapter 10

Esther Kurtz

Were they nervous? Intimidated? The girl with the unblinking eyes had her hand up. Please let me know the answer to her question

 

Lifetakes: My Own Backyard

Rivka Streicher

I don’t live here, I’ve got to go home. Will I ever recapture the connection I feel here, on this little porch?

 

Tempo: Shades of Regret

As told to Rachelli Saffir

“She’s for sure a BT,” I heard someone nearby whisper as we waited for her to finish davening, long after the chazzan finished Maariv

 

Musings: My Father's Last Yizkor

Jennifer Tzivia Macleod

It was almost time for Yizkor, so I left to join those untouched by death, who wait innocently in the lobby

 

Windows: Journey of a Machzor

Gila Arnold

Bubby looked at the inscription. “That machzor’s a lot older than 1931,” she declared. “It actually belonged to Bubby Ethel’s mother — my grandmother”

 

Grab the Reins: Chapter 25

Shoshana Schwartz

“I’ve never seen him so angry. In fact, he never gets angry. He never has to, no one does anything that might somehow upset him!”

 

Map the Starlight: Chapter 18

Leah Gebber

“A map does not start with earth, Aster. I thought you would have known that. A map starts with the heavens”

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