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Dreams in the Attic

Miriam Maggid

I tried to cry as silently as possible — I’m good at it. My grandmother turned to me and whispered: “We don’t get to choose”

 

Map the Starlight: Chapter 9

Leah Gebber

“The way you talk, always talk, quoting scholars to Papa, and Papa quotes back to you. And all I must do is sit here, impoverished of knowledge”

 

Learning Curve: Chapter 57

Gila Arnold

Hoping the peal hadn’t woken her children, she ran to the door. Standing on her doorstep were the last two people Yael would have expected to see

 

Grab the Reins: Chapter 16

Shoshana Schwartz

Was I ready for this? Could I combine what I’d learned at the ranch with everything I’d learned about addiction and recovery?

 

Lifetakes: Mourning in Monticello

Michal Eisikowitz

Erev Tishah B’Av. We were two (mostly nice, mostly good) Bais Yaakov girls seeking the answer to a critical question: Could we still brush our teeth????

 

Grab the Reins: Chapter 15

Shoshana Schwartz

When you paused too long between each effort, you were essentially letting him have his way, every single time

 

Art behind Bars

Carol Messing

Incarcerated teens work through their pain using paint and glue. A seasoned art therapist speaks about how art can reach the places beyond words

 

Your Child’s Keeper

C. Rosenberg

Sending a child to a relative or friend for a few days or more requires planning. How to make it as smooth as possible for everyone

 

Inside Job: Physician Assistant

Rachel Bachrach

Three PAs on what they do, why they love it, and how, contrary to popular belief, being a PA is not second best to being a doctor

 

At the Window

Bracha Stein

Ahuva’s heart twisted. Was it with pride at Sari’s offer, or pain for Esther’s refusal? She didn’t know

 

Map the Starlight: Chapter 8

Leah Gebber

“And if we were to marry, then what would that help? You would be thrown out of your father’s home, Jocef, surely you see that?”

 

Lifetakes: Longed-for Children

Shoshana Gold

Seeing the woman did not understand the expression, someone explained: “Gebetene — it means that the children were asked for”

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Vi Elult’zich?
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Wild Card
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