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Map the Starlight: Chapter 35

Leah Gebber

“When the authorities go after the Talmud, they search. Every synagogue. Every house. Every person. And everything is carted away”

 

Facets: Chapter 26

Esther Kurtz

“You find it easy to make friends?” Chana asked me sincerely. “I know how to be friendly, but a friend… I haven’t made one in a long time”

 

On the House: Chapter 2

Faigy Schonfeld

“I don’t think you’re being fair. This is my family too, my job. I want to help. I don’t want Zoberman’s to get destroyed”

 

Lifetakes: It's Okay

As told to P. Diamond

Suddenly, the tears started to fall. But he’s my son, I told myself. I worked so hard to raise him. Why is he so happy to run off?

 

The Trees’ Hall of Fame

Libi Astaire

Meet some of the most celebrated trees in Jewish history — as well as a few that, despite their interesting stories, have remained in the shade

 

Seeds of Kindness

Mishpacha Readers

It was a small gesture. Yet it took root, sprouted, flourished. And became a towering tree. Twenty readers share acts of giving

 

Change of Heart: Chapter 7

Leora Hammer

I couldn’t believe she remembered me. “You’re a pretty unique case,” she said in explanation. “So young. And usually the cardioversion works”

 

Tempo: Seeds, Pits, and Patience

Z. Halberstadt

I don’t have a garden. Or a porch. I have a window ledge. Not ideal for projects of this scale

 

Map the Starlight: Chapter 34

Leah Gebber

He is a big man: his size always surprises her. But even with the broad shoulders and large hands, he looks frail

 

Facets: Chapter 25

Esther Kurtz

Rafi pulled a serious face. “Yes, I think it’s very funny that of all people you’ve befriended, you lucked into a rebbetzin”

 

On the House: Chapter 1

Faigy Schonfeld

That was the good part about working in a fleishig eatery, she thought, you get to start work at noon

 

Lifetakes: Walking in My Shoes

Avigail Rubin

A new pair of shoes can change your whole life, I’ve heard, quoting Cinderella, and I tend to agree

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We Want to Stay Jews
Rabbi Moshe Grylak “It’s your fault my son is marrying a goyah!”
Scandal on Z Street
Yonoson Rosenblum Is the IRS becoming an instrument of partisan warfare?
Saved by the Buzzer
Eytan Kobre It wasn’t adopted frumkeit, it was actualized truth
The Switchblade and the Chazon Ish
Rabbi Meir Wikler The long-term effectiveness of our current actions
Financial Austerity
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman The temptations of bribery are overwhelming
The Best Policy
Jacob L. Freedman “Start by being honest and asking for help”
Cause Then Effect
Faigy Peritzman Not what we say, but why we say it
Parental Burnout
Sarah Chana Radcliffe A burned-out parent can’t take care of anyone
On the Derech
Mrs. Shani Mendlowitz Our own wavering in emunah opens the door to Amalek