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You Can Do It Too

Blimi Rabinowitz

This is what I want to do, he’d realized. I want to make people feel things through my words

 

Honorable Mention

Esther Kurtz

Shana shook her head. “It’s almost insulting how you’re so stingy. You make me feel bad for buying anything at full price”

 

No Need for Knives

Rachael Lavon

I’ve lost my bearings. Fourteen years old, and I can’t find my bearings, nor do I know what bearings are exactly

 

Free Country

Dov Haller

It was happening, he kept telling her. Smell the coffee. We’re the future. In five years, he kept saying, she would have stores and milk and crowded sidewalks

 

Grand Prize

Zivia Reischer

The caller ID showed Bikur Cholim of Cedar Park. “For just ten dollars, you can be the lucky winner of a luxury Succos getaway!”

 

Forgive or Forget

Faigy Peritzman

“Rena,” Aharon’s voice was barely a whisper, “Dad comes out of the hospital on Sunday. Where do you want him to go?”

 

Teachers’ Room

Riki Goldstein

Binyomin’s eyes followed Gedalia Sokol, the menahel. It was six months, but a part of him still expected his friend to join him for a schmooze

 

Willow Branches

Rochel Grunewald

Mindy was the only human in the world who still trusted her fully and completely and didn’t look at her with eyes full of cloying pity

 

Family Time

Esty Heller

My phone jingled. It was my sister Dina. My fingers stiffened. Surely she just wanted a recipe, or to say hey, how’s it going. Still, my finger tapped ignore

 

True Colors

Michal Marcus

Dan decided Mordy should start trailing me on my beat. Like my job isn’t hard enough without having an overeager wanna-be reporter following me around

 

Spirit of Truth

Rachael Lavon

“You’ll go in tonight? By yourself?” I ask. Baruch’s eyes flutter, then close in exasperation. A chill creeps up between us

 

The Exit Interview

Rikki Ehrlich

“Idy, what should we tell her, seriously? To behave herself or she won’t get married? That people will think she’s modern? Seriously? We’re way beyond that stage”

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MM217
 
The Fortunes of War
Rabbi Moshe Grylak We’re still feeling the fallout of the First World War
Some Lessons, But Few Portents
Yonoson Rosenblum What the midterms tell us about 2020
Vote of Confidence
Eyan Kobre Why I tuned in to the liberal radio station
5 out of 10
Rabbi Dovid Bashevkin Top 5 Moments of the Kinus
Day in the Life
Rachel Bachrach Chaim White of KC Kosher Co-op
When Less is More
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman How a good edit enhances a manuscript
It’s My Job
Jacob L. Freedman “Will you force me to take meds?”
They’re Still Playing My Song?
Riki Goldstein Yitzy Bald’s Yerav Na
Yisroel Werdyger Can’t Stop Singing
Riki Goldstein Ahrele Samet’s Loi Luni
Double Chords of Hope
Riki Goldstein You never know how far your music can go
Will Dedi Have the Last Laugh?
Dovid N. Golding Dedi and Ding go way back
Battle of the Budge
Faigy Peritzman Using stubbornness to grow in ruchniyus
The Challenging Child
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Strategies for raising the difficult child
Bucking the Trend
Sara Eisemann If I skip sem, will I get a good shidduch?
The Musician: Part 1
D. Himy, M.S. CCC-SLP and Zivia Reischer "If she can't read she'll be handicapped for life!"