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Gray Matters

Abby Delouya, B.A., B. Ed., MFT

How to banish low-grade depression and bring joy back into your life


The Wonders of Wet Felting

Mati Swimer

Give your home a cozy facelift with these DIY felting crafts


Dreamscapes: Visit My Mother’s Hometown

Bella Weinreb

My father had been gone for nine years, but after my mother’s petirah finalized their loss, I was seized with regret — how could I not have visited her past?


The Development of Developments

Libby Silberman

“So, I’m moving to a development, and I need a Certificate of Authorization from the Department of Female Schmooze Development in order to get my C of O…”


Center Stage: Chapter 42

Gila Arnold

It was the same reaction with all of her friends, anytime Huvy mentioned the film. As if they thought she was the coolest person on earth


The Gatekeeper’s Daughter: Chapter 23

Esther Teichtal

Vasara hopes the guard has followed through on his promise to leave the archive building unlocked for the night


More or Less: Chapter 8

Esther Kurtz

“Tell me everything,” Ari said, and I both melted and froze. Am I so not used to someone genuinely caring about me?


Don’t Mess with Me

Ahuva Kerzner

Why am I so stressed? Because of The Mess. Why were we late? Because of The Mess. Why didn’t I get that task done? The Mess


Tempo Real Life: All He Needs

F.P. Liebesohn

I felt tears prick the back of my eyes, felt a lump in my throat the size of a golf ball, all brought on by Mrs. Half-My-Age, Half-My-Size, Half-My-Life-Experience therapist


Center Stage: Chapter 41

Gila Arnold

While this was normal for Heshy, it was really insanely abnormal. Who got home from work at ten thirty at night on a regular basis?


The Gatekeeper’s Daughter: Chapter 22

Esther Teichtal

Vasara clenches her teeth. She has not yet managed to wangle a smartphone, and calling her daughter on a public payphone is a headache


More or Less: Chapter 7

Esther Kurtz

“Who cares, do you see me complaining? If I need supper I can cook or buy it, too. I’m a big boy”

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The Yeshivah That Never Gives Up
Rabbi Moshe Grylak Nurturing every spark until it’s a full-fledged flame
He Loved to Do Good
Yonoson Rosenblum What it means to take responsibility for a fellow Jew
Out of Character
Eytan Kobre This gaping gap in my would-be wordsmithery niggles
Got Grit?
Alexandra Fleksher How can we help our kids get grittier?
10 Questions for Yoni Fishkin
Rachel Bachrach 15,000 minyanim, more than 6,500 locations, 70 countries
Lucky Day
Jacob L. Freedman Zaki got an addictive thrill from risking it all
Ghost of a Chance
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman He knew and she knew. And that was all that mattered
Giving All I Have
Riki Goldstein The song of unswerving faith
Rabbi Shloime Taussig: I’m never in the studio without…
Riki Goldstein “I make sure to do this before every job”
Last-Minute Decisions
Riki Goldstein How do entertainers know they made the right choice?
Preparation Makes Perfect
Faigy Peritzman The more we prepare, the more we can receive kedushah
Not Wanted
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Lectures usually don’t inspire — they backfire
Constant Creation
Rabbi Menachem Nissel The keys to life are safely in Hashem’s Hands
The Gardener: Part IV
D. Himy with Zivia Reischer “When there’s a pause in conversation, you can join in”