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Use Music to Help Girls Shine

Elisheva Appel

Her Yiddish-speaking band hits all the right notes


How It's Meant to Be

Shoshana Lesser

In our hearts, we struggle between declaring this is no way to live, and realizing that yes, this is a way to live because this is what Hashem has decided


Principal for the Day

Shira Isenberg

The school had built up excitement [read: parent pressure] among the students, and Hodaya’s heart was set: She wanted to be Principal for the Day


Music to My Heart

Yehudis Goodman

The headache generally begins the week of Pesach, with The Sefirah Discussion. Sigh. Okay. It’s not a discussion. Argument, more like


A Fading Light: Chapter 5

Joan Zlotnick

A discussion of what not to say would surely include the following question about a dementia patient: “Does he still recognize you?”


Center Stage: Chapter 58

Gila Arnold

Once again, Gabriella had displayed her knack for saying just what the other person needed to hear. No wonder Huvy had been so smitten, before—


More or Less: Chapter 24

Esther Kurtz

"If she’s done this with too many clients, my entire reputation is done. I’m too small, too new to rehabilitate from this"


Write a Novel in 30 Days

Elisheva Appel

National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo, is an annual challenge that takes place each November. Participants commit to writing daily to produce a 50,000-word novel in 30 days


Sew Elegant

Tova Schiller

It was obvious they were dying to know what I planned to wear, but I didn’t offer any information, and they were too polite to press me for details


Follow the Rooster

Sara Bonchek

We see men running, talleisim flapping after them in the wind. We run after them, to the makeshift bomb shelters set up behind the shul



Rivka Streicher

We chat of summer plans, jobs, dreams, and hopes. And who we are. I find myself defending something I never thought so much about


A Fading Light: Chapter 4

Joan Zlotnick

Calamity is the surest test of friendship, and from its onset sets in motion a nearly foolproof process of discovering who your true friends are

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Top-Down Theory
Shoshana Friedman Our true currency, the accomplishments we value most
Strive for What Binds Us
Yonoson Rosenblum The chareidi community represents something of an oasis
Embracing Victimhood
Eytan Kobre Combating the allure of victimhood
The Kids Are Going to Camp, the Parents Are Going Broke
Miriam Klein Adelman Mindy has to feel good; it doesn’t matter that I feel ba...
Work/Life Solutions with Carlos Wigle
Moe Mernick “Rejection is Hashem’s protection” 
How to Create a Simple 900-Page Novel
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman All of us can reset the titles of our own lives
Stand There or Do Something
Baruch S. Fertel, MD, MPA, FACEP It’s called collaborative care, and it works miracles
I'm Here — Are You Ready?
Riki Goldstein Upbeat and catchy, but still makes listeners think
Back in Time
Riki Goldstein "I wish I could recapture that excitement"
Mixed Messages
Riki Goldstein The unsung craftsmen who give albums their special touch
Go in Peace
Faigy Peritzman Inner peace makes us vessels for blessing
All Work and No Play
Sarah Chana Radcliffe A life only about doing your duties loses all its color
Dying to Believe
With Rav Moshe Wolfson, written by Baila Vorhand Emunah peshutah is the force behind Jewish continuity