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Her Strong Suit

Esther Kurtz

I know I’m not the only one who complains that getting my husband to buy a new suit is a miserable drag… Could a basement in Teaneck be my salvation?

 

Nobody Does It All

Riki Goldstein

We meet frum superwomen everywhere, who seem to effortlessly ace every role. Meet six women who are not doing it all — and who unabashedly embrace their limitations

 

Therapist Toolbox: Four Horsemen and Five Languages

Abby Delouya, B.A., B. Ed., MFT

He wanted to stay married — as long as she would change. Be less demanding, less controlling, less nagging, less, less, less

 

Family Diary: Care to Join

Leah Greene

Moving halfway across the world to teach people Torah seems like a once-upon-a-time fantasy. (Maybe when I’m in my eighties and retired I’ll revive it)

 

Tempo Fiction: A Spot for Me

Rikki Ehrlich

Everyone except Esti Cohen, that is, but everyone else will be okay, and I’ll be the only single girl left on the planet, circling, circling—

 

Windows: Today I Am a Mother

Ahava Ehrenpreis

I was not failing in my motherly obligation, I was just on a break. I davened and waited for that project that would be just right

 

Musings: Hope It Doesn’t Rain

Rochel Grunewald

Finally, we could hear the words clearly: Succah, succah, succah, succah, we say leisheiv b’succah and we hope it doesn’t rain!

 

Center Stage: Chapter 25

Gila Arnold

Gabriella had given a reluctant nod, and Rina had turned away, smirking. Gabriella might know film lingo, but Rina knew much more about dramatic effect

 

The Gatekeeper’s Daughter: Chapter 6

Esther Teichtal

“I reacted badly to the news. I’ve been dry for years, but yesterday I was so low, I took to the bottle again”

 

Lifetakes: Forever Dance

Rivka Streicher

One night, another, another we venture into those narrow streets, endless succahs, the kaleidoscope of our Nation hurrying by, finding Simchas Beis Hashoeivahs

 

Encounters: The Borrowed Succah

Shaina King

“The Berkowitzes can’t borrow our succah after we’re done,” I said, “because the Reichbergs are borrowing our succah after we’re done”

 

Tempo Story: Pearls of Faith

As told to Rivky Neuhaus

I’d wanted to spend the evening curled up with a book, losing myself in an alternative reality. But Aaron’s vort forced me to get dressed, get out, and face the world

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At Our Doorstep
Rabbi Moshe Grylak In Israel, intermarriage still has some shock value
The Wrong Conversation
Yonoson Rosenblum How can we reattach Jews to the Jewish story?
Heart on Your Sleeve
Eytan Kobre Being pro-phylactery can be downright prophylactic
The Silver Lining
Alexandra Fleksher Who is brave enough to buck the dangerous trends?
Top 5 Uniquely Jewish Words
Rabbi Dovid Bashevkin For some concepts, Yidden have the best words
10 Questions for Avi Kehat
Rachel Bachrach The Chesed Fund, for desperate people who need a fortune
On Speaking Terms
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman He learned firsthand, “What goes around comes around”
Stressed Out
Jacob L. Freedman “We’re going to aggressively help you take care of you”
Mona Knew to Pick a Winner
Riki Goldstein “Shloime, let’s sing this on Motzaei Shabbos”
Four Stanzas You Don’t Just Sing
Riki Goldstein “This is not a niggun that you just sing!” he exclaimed
A Part of Me
Riki Goldstein The fruit of two years’ preparation and collaboration
Worth the Hassle?
Riki Goldstein Travel can be challenging for musicians and bands
Know It All
Faigy Peritzman The wiser I get, the more I realize how little I know
No Time to Breathe
Sarah Chana Radcliffe When we don’t have a minute to spare is when we pause
On Dry Ground
Rebbetzin Shira Smiles Every day we thank Hashem for the miracle of dry land