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Musings: Triggering Memories

Ellen Milstein

There lay the most wonderful gift I could ever have imagined, far better than any nosh or stickers or even a lolly


Center Stage: Chapter 21

Gila Arnold

Rina stared at her for a moment, as she struggled over how to respond. Part of her was screeching to call out Gabriella on her chutzpah


The Gatekeeper’s Daughter: Chapter 2

Esther Teichtal

“Look, Morta. I don’t know what your problem is, but you’re poking up the wrong chimney. I have no money. None at all”


Lifetakes: When You’re Older

Rochel Grunewald

I smile at the A+, but why, why did I pick some relative stranger in a far-off town as the object of my 15-year-old admiration?


A Diamond Is Forever

Elisheva Appel

A hallmark of greatness is the ability to incorporate seemingly contradictory attributes into a harmonious whole. A tribute to Rebbetzin Sheila (Chava Sarah) Feinstein a"h


Mothering the Marrieds

C. B. Lieber

What’s involved in successfully parenting married children? Women with over a decade of experience on the job share their secrets


Get the Glow

Lea Pavel

The abundance of moisturizers, toners, elixirs, and lotions promising “glowing, healthy skin” can be overwhelming. Here, the non-professional professional’s guide to skincare


Home Unbroken

As told to Chavi Fuchs

Chances are, Yankel’s one of the most paranoid, hypercritical people you’ve ever met. And you should see how he behaves with his family


Musings: The Air We Breathe

Elana Rothberg

I run in, certain nurses will surround me instantaneously. Instead, they’re clustered around the staff desk, distracted by mundane chatter


The Gatekeeper’s Daughter: Chapter 1

Esther Teichtal

“It keeps out the loiterers. Vodka-chugging homeless,” Ma says. Then she shudders. “No gate will keep the spirits out, anyways, Dai”


Center Stage: Chapter 20

Gila Arnold

Rina was not a screamer, Gabriella could tell; she was used to people listening to her with hushed reverence. Problem was, neither was Gabriella


Lifetakes: Save Me the Summer

Zivia Reischer

Maybe we can move to a desert island where it’s always summer and working hard means straining muscles to build something you can use

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What’s in a Name?
Shoshana Friedman “What does Writer X have to say this week?”
Atonement — Fake and Real
Yonoson Rosenblum White confessionals and faux rituals
Four Walls Coming Full Circle
Eytan Kobre All the while, there’s been a relationship in the offing...
And Yet We Smile
Yisroel Besser We are the nation that toils to be happy at all costs
Out of This World
Rabbi Henoch Plotnick Dirshu Hashem b’himatzo — we are in Hashem’s company now...
Steven and Jonathan Litton
Rachel Bachrach The co-owners of Litton Sukkah, based in Lawrence, NY
Tali Messing
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Sick Note
Jacob L. Freedman “Of course, Dr. Freedman. Machul, machul, machul”
Avoiding Health Columns Can Be Good for You
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman Only one reliable guide for good health: our Torah
Endnote: Side Notes
Riki Goldstein Most Jewish music industry entertainers have side profes...
Me, Myself, and Why
Faigy Peritzman Where there’s no heart and no love, there’s no point
Can’t Do It Without You
Sarah Chana Radcliffe When you step up to the plate, you build your home team
Eternal Joy
Mrs. Elana Moskowitz The joy of Succos is the fruit of spiritual victory
The Appraiser: Part III
D. Himy, M.S. CCC-SLP and Zivia Reischer Make sure your child knows his strengths
Hidden Special Needs
Rena Shechter You won’t see his special needs, but don’t deny them
Dear Wealthy Friend
Anonymous There’s no need for guilt. I am truly happy for you