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Water under the Bridge

Dov Haller

“What’s sad is that he could be part of it if he actually felt like listening to someone else for once”

 

Sands of Time

Sara Wolf

“Nitza, you are entering your sixteenth year. Don’t you understand that you are a slave in this vast prison called Mitzrayim?”

 

Mirror Image

Gila Arnold

“You really get it. People told me that about you, that you really understand. That’s why I wanted to speak to you so badly”

 

Choice Theory

Esther Kurtz

INTRO “His ex was one of those people my generation makes fun of your generation for. Instant gratification, sunshine and rainbows and the unicorns”

 

Ninety Days

All of a sudden, Shuey’s face lit up. “Oh my goodness, Chavie. I just thought of a brilliant idea. Ready?”

 

Free Space

Rochel Grunewald

She had been too shocked, too numb, to do anything but agree. Now she just wishes she hadn’t

 

In Sync

Rochel Grunewald

“I’m— the drums aren’t toys,” he says, almost defensively. “They’re— I can’t have anyone touching them. I think I’ll have to keep the study door locked”

 

Lost in Translation

Esty Heller

If anyone else would tease me like that, and twice in the same day, I would blow up. But Gedalya is forgiven

 

Echo Valley

Leah Gebber

Zach types “courage” into Brainyquote. He angles his screen away from the sun, and begins: “Plato sees courage as perseverance — through suffering, pleasure, and fear”

 

Into the Desert

Rikki Ehrlich

I thought back to my husband’s reaction to his first day in the new yeshivah — he’d come home exhausted, and seemed slightly stressed

 

Family Time

Dov Haller

Chol Hamoed, twice a year, a family trip. That’s all she expected, an assurance that her family was also whole. They could also have a good time

 

The Perfect Note

Gila Arnold

The beginning, once you get past that rock-jamming intro to when I’m already a black-and-white yeshivah bochur, is when I met Miriam

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No Misunderstandings
Rabbi Moshe Grylak Hashem revealed the secret of a balanced life
What Was the Court’s Rush?
Yonoson Rosenblum The Democratic Party’s descent into madness
Survey? Oy Vey
Eytan Kobre How could YAFFED promote such a farce?
Filling the Void
Rabbi Henoch Plotnik Jewish leaders don’t need to be declared or coronated
Top 5 Ways We Remember Our Rebbeim (and we love them for it!)
Rabbi Dovid Bashevkin An ode to these pivotal people in my life
Hanging On in Newark
Rabbi Nosson Scherman Rabbi Nosson Scherman remembers the shul of his youth
A Fine Kettle of Fish
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman The “minor” chasadim are often the most meaningful
The Next Hill
Jacob L. Freedman The look on Malachi’s face nearly broke my heart
Tradition and Modern Meet in One Long Dance
Riki Goldstein Fusing tradition and modernity comes naturally to him
A Playlist for Shabbos
Riki Goldstein What does Moshy Kraus sing at the Shabbos table?
With Flying Colors
Riki Goldstein My 15 seconds of fame on the Carnegie Hall stage
Full Faith
Faigy Peritzman With emunah, everyone’s obligation is the same
Speechless
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Silence isn’t always golden
The Only One
With Rav Moshe Wolfson, written by Baila Vorhand Within every Jew is the flame of instinctive emunah