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All in the Family

Riki Goldstein

She’s your grandmother — and also your mother-in-law. He’s your cousin — and your husband. Couples share what it’s like to marry relatives and create doubly entwined family trees.

 

In a Fog

Rochel Gross

It’s my father. “Rochelle, I don’t know what’s happening to Mommy. She says she’s feeling terrible. She’s complaining that her head is throbbing, and keeps saying she doesn’t know where she is.” In the background, I hear soft sobbing. Is that Mommy? Crying?!

 

Craft: A Bucket of Dye

Mati Swimer

A bucket of dye holds more than just dye and water — it holds a world of opportunities.



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Weekly Struggle
Shoshana Friedman Cover text: promise big and deliver what we promise
Only Through You
Rabbi Moshe Grylak A response to last week’s letter, “Waiting in Passaic”
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Are You Making a Kiddush Hashem?
Yonoson Rosenblum In communal affairs, “one bad apple…” often applies
Chance of a Lifetime
Eytan Kobre I identify with the urge to shout, “No, don’t do it!”
Seeking a Truly Meaningful Blessing
Dovid Zaidman We want to get married. Help us want to date
Shivah Meditations
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman Equivalence between two such polar opposites is puzzling
Magnet Moment
Jacob L. Freedman Everyone’s fighting a battle we know nothing about
Secrets and Surprises
Riki Goldstein Top-secret suits Eli Gerstner just fine
Blasts of Warmth
Riki Goldstein Keeping the chuppah music upbeat in low temperatures
Behind the Scenes
Faigy Peritzman
Good Vision
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Good or bad, nice or not? What you see is what you get
Day of Peace
Mrs. Elana Moskowitz