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Dynasty of Diamonds

Elana Rothberg

He’s seen too many kallos over the years to think everything is picture-perfect; often, the smiles waver, revealing turbulence as strong as choppy waves beneath, eyes an internal storm of lightning and thunder

 

On Eagles’ Wings

Aviva Perlmutter

Those two days — May 24–25, 1991 — when in total secrecy and silence, 14,500 Ethiopian Jews were rescued and brought to Israel

 

Freefall: Chapter 54

Miriam Zakon

Annie refuses to believe that Abe is dead. Moe receives a loving letter from his father and another letter telling him Rob canceled her wedding

 

House of Mirrors: Chapter 30

Rachael Lavon

One year later, Laylee smiles… I’m going to enjoy this, she thinks to herself

 

Learning Curve: Chapter 47

Gila Arnold

Aviva’s oversized smile trembled slightly. “Well, they need some time to process it.” Her voice wavered ever so slightly at the word “process”

 

Grab the Reins: Chapter 6

Shoshana Schwartz

A teenage boy approached the offices. Hands and feet cuffed, he was flanked by three police officers. This kid must have really been bad news

 

Lifetakes: Taken for a Ride

Rivka Waldman

“Lady, you have nothing to worry,” he says, switching to English. “You’re in safety hands. I’m driving 30 years. Don’t worry! Why you worry?”

 

The Ambassador's Pillar

C. Rosenberg

Mrs. Devorah (Debby) Sherer a”h never sought the limelight, though she was married to a man who represented Orthodox Judaism to the world

 

Tempo: Dancing in Orbit

As told to Rivka Streicher

“Well then,” the caller says calmly, “I wanted to let you know that you’ve just won a ticket to Israel for the hilula of Rabi Shimon bar Yochai. We want to book you on the charter flight leaving tomorrow”

 

Windows: The Next Stage

Rina Levy

They had been out on four dates. Four dates, for heaven’s sake! This was considered enough to make the most important decision of their lives

 

Freefall: Chapter 53

Miriam Zakon

Abe is shot and left to die, but his body is not recovered. Annie receives a telegram informing her that he is Missing in Action

 

House of Mirrors: Chapter 29

Rachael Lavon

“If you really want to make a difference, the great Laylee Beloff should blog about making meaningful connections with family members, no matter their size or school”

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