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Facets: Chapter 24

Esther Kurtz

Was it possible to make a friend in two weeks? Maybe I can get Rafi to change the terms. I really, really wanted to go

 

Tempo: Riding the Waves

Esther Teichtal

Ari followed her hand to the water. His jaw fell. He yanked off his sweatshirt, kicked off his shoes, took three large steps back, sprinted and… jumped

 

In a Home Not My Own

Malkie Schulman

How does it feel to move out of your home-of-decades and into a single room in an assisted living facility or a child’s house?

 

Inside Job: What It’s Like to Be a Principal

Rachel Bachrach

Three women explain what it’s like to manage it all effectively while being mechanech from the heart — because that’s the principle of the matter

 

Change of Heart: Chapter 6

Leora Hammer

The diver’s reflex: Fill a basin with ice water and plunge your head in. It works every time! This was getting better and better

 

Musings: Why, Hashem, Why?

Devorie Kreiman

We didn’t think to write it all down — what they’d been like before the war, the people and places they longed for, even decades later

 

Map the Starlight: Chapter 33

Leah Gebber

“Clara. I know why you are not eating,” she says. “It is because you have already broken your fast, is it not?”

 

Lifetakes: What Good Jewish Mothers Do

Nechama Elbaz

“You think it’ll get better when she grows up, right? Nope, then you’ll just be up at night worrying instead”

 

Change of Heart: Chapter 5

Leora Hammer

The scary part wasn’t the heart thing, and the scary part wasn’t the drugs. The scary part was the vulnerability

 

Tempo: The Broken Pieces

Goldy Snitzer

How fragile does a person have to be for their mood to be controlled by the color of the sky?

 

Windows: My Career as a Schnorrer

Esty Heller

I couldn’t believe it. How did they know who was at the door? And what I was there for? How could they be so cruel?

 

Facets: Chapter 23

Esther Kurtz

“Do you expect me to witness an act of assault and pretend that nothing happened?”

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With All Due Respect
Rabbi Moshe Grylak The honor of every human being
What We Lost
Yonoson Rosenblum A long view, a larger perspective
Reprobate Return
Eytan Kobre Loyalty to the true and the morally upright
My Own Gentle Giant
Jacob L. Freedman Finn smirked. “Do whatever you want, Dr. Israel”
Individually United
Faigy Peritzman Two contradictions classify the Korban Pesach as a chok
Hearing Problems
Sarah Chana Radcliffe In fight mode, you may hear attacks never said
An Equal Focus
Rebbetzin Shira Smiles Remaining true to our most authentic feminine selves
The Marketer, Part I
D. Himy, M.S. CCC-SLP and Zivia Reischer “I’m late, my work is late, I come to meetings late”
Dear Neighbor and Friend
Words Unspoken I know you’ve been given challenging kids