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Redefining Diabetes

Azriela Jaffe

It’s not a disease. It’s a medical condition — and one that’s relatively easy to live with. Kids and teens with type 1 diabetes take us into the world of blood testing, carb-counting, and emunah-building.

 

Babysitting Bubbys

Malki Lowinger

Their own kids have long since left the house, and yet you can still see signs of little children in every room—from toys to smashed cheerios. Welcome to the world of babysitting bubbys

 

Short Story: Assessment of a Lifetime

Riva Pomerantz

There is a candy wrapper and a broken drum to the right of the building entrance. How typical. He steps over the garbage derisively and moves his finger toward the doorbell but hesitates and knocks instead. It would take a protracted length of time before someone answers, never mind the fact that he called to remind them about the appointment. Twice. Footsteps. He looks for the telltale eye in the peephole, but the door opens immediately with the intriguing suggestion of expansive hospitality. “Hi!”

 

Uneven Friendships

Hadas Fuchs

She’s ten years old, but her friend is five.... He’s eleven, but for some reason, he prefers learning with yeshivah bochurim…. What’s best for a child’s development? Friends his own age? Older? Younger? And what involvement should a parent have in these relationships — if any?

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