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Staying Power

Margie Pensak

She’s only 28, but Maryland State Delegate Dalya Attar is the highest ranking elected Orthodox female in American history

 

Worry No More

Shifra Elkaim

Worry is a small word for an overwhelming feeling. But we can strip it of its fangs. Professionals share ways we can use the brain, that normally plagues us with worries, to achieve a calm state of mind

 

Use Music to Help Girls Shine

Elisheva Appel

Her Yiddish-speaking band hits all the right notes

 

How It's Meant to Be

Shoshana Lesser

In our hearts, we struggle between declaring this is no way to live, and realizing that yes, this is a way to live because this is what Hashem has decided

 

Principal for the Day

Shira Isenberg

The school had built up excitement [read: parent pressure] among the students, and Hodaya’s heart was set: She wanted to be Principal for the Day

 

Music to My Heart

Yehudis Goodman

The headache generally begins the week of Pesach, with The Sefirah Discussion. Sigh. Okay. It’s not a discussion. Argument, more like

 

A Fading Light: Chapter 5

Joan Zlotnick

A discussion of what not to say would surely include the following question about a dementia patient: “Does he still recognize you?”

 

Center Stage: Chapter 58

Gila Arnold

Once again, Gabriella had displayed her knack for saying just what the other person needed to hear. No wonder Huvy had been so smitten, before—

 

More or Less: Chapter 24

Esther Kurtz

"If she’s done this with too many clients, my entire reputation is done. I’m too small, too new to rehabilitate from this"

 

Write a Novel in 30 Days

Elisheva Appel

National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo, is an annual challenge that takes place each November. Participants commit to writing daily to produce a 50,000-word novel in 30 days

 

Sew Elegant

Tova Schiller

It was obvious they were dying to know what I planned to wear, but I didn’t offer any information, and they were too polite to press me for details

 

Follow the Rooster

Sara Bonchek

We see men running, talleisim flapping after them in the wind. We run after them, to the makeshift bomb shelters set up behind the shul

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