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Consul of Kindness

Leah Gebber

Though they weren’t rabbinic figures or kiruv personalities, Yehudit Preminger a”h and her husband transformed communities. A year ago, on 13 Sivan 5777, the world lost this pioneer

 

Rites of Passage

Riki Goldstein

For baalei teshuvah, whether it’s their child’s bris, bar mitzvah, or wedding, making simchahs is a coming of age. Yet, like all milestones, getting there isn’t always easy

 

Tempo Story: Just Because

Gayil Rose

It doesn’t help that I’m having this conversation in my own head. I know my husband would never let me buy something with this sort of justification

 

Windows: Breakfast in the Car

Eve Wanderer

Yes, they are all slowpokes, and if only they would try to speed up a little.... But alas, the real fault lieth in me

 

Center Stage: Chapter 8

Gila Arnold

Why, of all days, had Huvy picked today to actually get together with a friend? Her daughter never got together with friends

 

On the House: Chapter 17

Faigy Schonfeld

This was so ridiculous, so utterly ridiculous, and he knew it. Rabbi Neuwirth cleared his throat, the guys gaped at him. Silently, he begged them to be nice

 

Lifetakes: Under His Wing

Chani Fein

The days passed, and the caterpillars followed the kit’s promises to a t. They wriggled, they fell, they ate, they spun silk

 

Map the Starlight: Chapter 50

Leah Gebber

“You unleashed an accusation. I want to know why. What sequence of events do you desire to trigger by involving the Holy Inquisition in your quarrel?”

 

A Stone’s Throw: Chapter 8

Faigy Gold

“Something happened today and I need your advice. Would I be able to come over to your house and show you something?”

 

Mic Drop

Heather Dean with Leah Gebber

On the one side were opportunities that couldn’t be duplicated: access to the biggest celebrities, parties, perks, a job I loved and at which I excelled. On the other was the image of the Jewish home I wanted to build one day, and the profound feeling of wholeness I had in Jerusalem.

 

Growth Charts

Elisheva Appel

We set out to understand what growth and connection to Torah mean to women, and how that understanding develops with time

 

Threads of Eternity

Esther Teichtal

Chana Gamliel designs parochos that adorn shuls around the world. And those threads close the circle of her own family legacy

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Think It Through
Rabbi Moshe Grylak The import of the name Anshei Knesses Hagedolah
Face the Facts: Don’t Suppress Them
Yonoson Rosenblum The left behaves more and more like a cult
You Never Looked So Good
Eytan Kobre Growing hunger for the fleeting high of the superficial
Top 5 Shiur Title Techniques
Rabbi Dovid Bashevkin The answer to “what’s it about?” can fill or empty rooms
Power of Suggestion
Rachel Bachrach Mikey Benzaken is a stage hypnotist based in Jerusalem
Make It Happen
Jacob L. Freedman “If I’m a bum then let me be a bum”
Hard Knocks
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman The Langer boys never forgot that apology
The Classic That Almost Didn’t Make the Cut
Riki Goldstein “It took only ten minutes to write, so we weren’t sure”
Hevel Pihem Keeps the World Going
Riki Goldstein The purity of their eyes and their innocent chatter
Yussi Sonnenblick never imagined they’d be singing “Eilecha” half a century later
Riki Goldstein “It’s nice to hear people still singing those songs”
The Rebbe’s Smile and the Rav’s Slap
Riki Goldstein “That was probably my most memorable performance”
Life in the Other Lane
Faigy Peritzman We should honor every Jew as if he were a talmid chacham
Needy
Sarah Chana Radcliffe The needier a person, the more they push people away
Touch of Light
Rebbetzin Debbie Greenblatt “A person cannot live without any kavod”
Stay-at-Home Therapist: Part I
D. Himy, M.S. CCC-SLP and Zivia Reischer She turns to me. “You know the type, smart and silent?”