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From Passion to Parnassah

Chaya Kahn

It started as a hobby, a way to channel their talents. But then they realized their skill set didn’t just give them an enjoyable pastime, it could also spark a rewarding career. Meet four hardworking women who took their hobbies and — with determination, creativity, and a generous dose of siyata d’Shmaya — created successful businesses.

 

Dying to Smoke

Z.S. Deller

Why does he keep smoking when he knows how dangerous cigarettes are? How can you help a husband or son escape the dangerous smoke rings encircling him?

 

Turning Tides: Always a Daughter

As told to Leah Gebber

When Mom was 17, she hitchhiked across America, ending up in Hollywood, outside a film studio at the precise moment when they needed an extra. She was whisked into costume, made up, and shoved on-set. I think it was a restaurant scene. She sat in the bright lights, eating cold spaghetti. From that moment, she was sure some celestial force had guided her to be in just the right place at the right time, and that a dazzling career awaited her. It didn’t.

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