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Simchah Imperfect

Tamar Hadar

Some simchahs are a mixture of overwhelming joy and excruciating pain. Four pairs of women share their stories of simchahs that blended elation and anguish

 

Inside Job: What It's Like to Be a Chef

Rachel Bachrach

What’s on the menu? Three seasoned professionals open up about what it’s like to feed the crowds from their kitchens

 

Tempo Story: Taking It Far

Rivka Streicher

She knows she should get up, get supper going, but the warmth stripes her feet and she stretches back into the couch until it’s reclining. Anything…

 

Hashem, This Is the Day You Gave Me

Miriam Zakon

A conversation with Risa Rotman

 

Grab the Reins: Chapter 31

Shoshana Schwartz

“Two weeks with Mrs. Perfect and her perfect husband, baby, and career. She could stay with any of my siblings! Why me?”

 

Map the Starlight: Chapter 24

Leah Gebber

Papa holds up his hand. Stop. “But it is a strange letter, strange indeed, and I want to know if my daughter can shed light on it”

 

Facets: Chapter 15

Esther Kurtz

Were Shifra and I really that different? Was it hard to believe that someone like her would be friends with someone like me?

 

Lifetakes: Have You Seen My Mother?

Hagit Hoffman

She is in the park, sitting on a bench and feeding the pigeons that encircle her. She’s totally immersed in the task at hand and does not notice me

 

Face the Shark... and Don’t Get Eaten

Nina Kaweblum, LCSW

Whatever type of difficult personality you’re dealing with, here are some pointers on how to transform negative interactions into calm, cooperative conversations

 

Goodnight, Bubby

Mali Heller

In some frum circles, it’s common practice for teenage granddaughters to take turns sleeping at their elderly Bubby’s house. But how do you decide which girl?

 

SisterSchmooze: A New Look

Marcia Stark Meth / Emmy Leah Stark Zitter / Miriam Stark Zakon

Come take a new look with us as we revisit past experiences. A simple kitchen remodeling. An unthinking remark made by a student. A life-altering moment

 

Tempo Story: When There’s a Will

Esther Kurtz

She wasn’t entitled to time off — Suri was almost two — but really, to suggest she was doing her child harm by sending her to a babysitter?

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Birthright Drops Reform
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With Fresh Eyes
Eytan Kobre Members of an ever-tying people
Gift-Giving Guide
Yisroel Besser There’s a skill to giving a teacher a gift
Time for a Career Change
Jacob L. Freedman “How can a bochur even afford to smoke?”
Today I Am a (Learned? Committed?) Jewish Man
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman Are bar mitzvah celebrations good for the Jews?
Major in Mothering
Faigy Peritzman “How do you picture marriage? Discussing quantum theory?...
When Parents Disagree
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Connecting heart-to-heart when you don’t see eye-to-eye
En Route: Food for Thought
Mrs. Shani Mendlowitz The bread we eat today also comes from heaven
The Twins: Part II
D. Himy, M.S. CCC-SLP and Zivia Reischer “Bead,” she says again, with a little smirk
Dear Acquaintance
Your Possible Friend at the Clinic Why do you make it harder for me — and for you?