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A Novel Style

C.B. Gavant

Walk into any Judaica bookstore and peruse the fiction shelves, and you’ll notice an intriguing imbalance: a full 80 to 90 percent of the stories are written by females. Why do the few intrepid male fiction writers choose to write novels, and what does their contribution add to the world of Torah literature?

 

Under Pressure

Libi Astaire

Blood pressure is a normal part of your body’s functioning. But since you can have too much of a good thing, it’s never too early to start keeping your numbers under control.

 

Turning Tides: Sailing Stormy Seas

As told to Leah Gebber

A diagnosis is perhaps the ultimate fear and the ultimate comfort. Ah, so there’s a name for the crazy way I’ve been feeling. Ah, there’s something very real and very frightening going on in my life. And Aaaaah, there might be a way forward.



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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
Moe Mernick Tali Messing, engineering manager at Facebook Tel Aviv
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