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The Gatekeeper’s Daughter: Chapter 8

Esther Teichtal

“Nu, b’emes… what’s there to moichel? You can only do what you’re told. The Tzaddik knows what he’s doing”


When I Snap My Fingers

Esther Ilana Rabi

Ever wonder what it’s like to be hypnotized? Or are you afraid to find out? Dive into the mysterious world of the unconscious and subconscious with one writer’s exploration of hypnosis


Build a Learner

Shira Hart

What you need to do to fortify your child with confidence and a love of learning — and ensure that your child has a productive and enriching school year


Tempo Story: What Goes Down Must Come Up

Rachael Lavon

As the hours pass, my internal narrator begins to sound a little like Good Night Moon. Goodbye laundry. Goodbye clock. Goodbye daughter wearing one yellow sock


Windows: 8 Invaluable Ideas

Yaffa Ganz

Here are eight constructive ideas to make your day simpler and more pleasant. They aren’t necessarily lifesaving, but they might save you time, energy, or stress


Musings: You’re Right

As told to Rivky Neuhaus

I wait a beat for my friend to concede her error, to say the words, “You were right.” I will not gloat, I tell myself sternly


Center Stage: Chapter 26

Gila Arnold

There’d been something strange in Gabriella’s expression, something hurried in her manner as she’d hastily walked them through their rehearsals and then rushed to the filming


The Gatekeeper’s Daughter: Chapter 7

Esther Teichtal

The lady gives a great big guffaw. “Is that the best you can do? My Lukas was nigh near ready to get the gun with your dawdling


Care to Join: Chapter 2

Leah Greene

As she tied her own scarf, Sharon turned and thanked me, then she continued on, to reconnect with the place she hadn’t seen in 40 years


Lifetakes: Drawerful of Memories

Shayna Gutke Poupko

What are the things that I desperately hang onto, not knowing their worth or what binds me to them?


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

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Not a Newspaper
Shoshana Friedman A deeper difference between newspapers and magazines
Services in Shards
Rabbi Moshe Grylak “Such a painful, malicious lie!”
The Pittsburgh Protests: All Politics All the Time
Yonoson Rosenblum The old rule — “no enemies on the left” — still applies
Danger: School Crossing
Eytan Kobre The hypocrisy of YAFFED’s assertion is breathtaking
Real Laughter and Real Tears
Rabbi Avrohom Neuberger The two sides of a life lived with emunah
Work/Life Solutions with Eli Langer
Moe Mernick I was proud to be “that guy with the yarmulke”
Is Ktchong! a Mitzvah? When Prayer and Charity Collide
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman These cannot both be done effectively at the same time
An Honest Shidduch
Jacob L. Freedman “Baruch Hashem I’m cured, and this will be my secret”
A Blessing in Disguise
Riki Goldstein “I never thought the song would catch on as it has”
Ishay and Motti Strike a Common Chord
Riki Goldstein Bringing together two worlds of Jewish music
What’s your favorite Motzaei Shabbos niggun?
Riki Goldstein From the holy and separate back to the mundane
Rightfully Mine
Faigy Peritzman Don’t regret the job you didn’t land; it was never yours
Growing Greener Grass
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Nurture your blessings and watch them blossom
My Way or the High Way
Rebbetzin Debbie Greenblatt We know what we want — but do we know what He wants?