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A Wise Mind

Nina Kaweblum

Ever get hijacked by your emotions? With the right skills, says therapist and DBT educator Nina Kaweblum, you can actually regain control of your emotions and respond with grace instead of impetuosity

 

Scrubs, Skis, and a Skirt

As told to Rochel Burstyn by Jessica Triest

Sport enthusiast, truth seeker, backpacker, doctor — Jessica Triest has found a way to merge her many identities in a seamless whole

 

Time-Out

Rikki Ehrlich

Time-Out Zone, she’d called it, for singles needing a break from shidduchim. A quantum-mechanically operated “time brake”. A place to escape decisions, escape my bed piled high with clothing, escape the reality of what to do about — but for how long?

 

Windows: Final Journey

Rivka Hartman

It turns out, the cousin in charge of implementing Aunt Suzanna’s carefully arranged cremation plan was on a safari in Zimbabwe — with no cell phone

 

Freefall: Chapter 51

Miriam Zakon

Moe and Abe are reunited on the front line. Reb Leibush finds Yeruchum crying and praying in front of the shul’s aron kodesh

 

House of Mirrors: Chapter 27

Rachael Lavon

Norman explains his history with Redlick. Laylee tells her father it would mean the world to Sarah if she knew how much he respected her

 

Learning Curve: Chapter 44

Gila Arnold

Yael tells her father-in-law about the clinic’s troubles, implying this is why she left. Her in-laws are furious, especially because they’re friends with the Goldfeders

 

Grab the Reins: Chapter 3

Shoshana Schwartz

I didn’t want to pry or make her uncomfortable. She, on the other hand, started asking a million questions about me, my background, my family

 

Lifetakes: The Simple Way

Rivka Streicher

My old neighbor Sheva’le is in her forties, wears a sheitel, and has all the vivaciousness of an 11-year-old

 

Alone

Shira Levy

You believe what you want to believe. And I wanted to believe she actually thought of me. But I should have known better

 

Windows: A Very Zippy Birthday

Peshie Needleman

I don’t allow myself to dwell on what I decide to do. The more I think about it, the more I’m likely to chicken out

 

Musings: The Great Post-Pesach Treasure Hunt

Chava Rochelle Vodka

No need to ask Ma for help — in any case, Ma can’t remember where Ma put anything so long ago, before Pesach arrived and all that cooking started… so good luck and happy hunting!

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