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Center Stage: Chapter 44

Gila Arnold

“It feels funny, doesn’t it? Going somewhere so off-the-beaten-Jewish path. Everyone will be staring at us like animals in the zoo”


The Gatekeeper’s Daughter: Chapter 25

Esther Teichtal

It is an old — a very old — photo album. Daina clutches the album gingerly, afraid to disturb the cracked, crackly sheets of plastic


More or Less: Chapter 10

Esther Kurtz

“Why do you have to be so mature?” she said finally. “Why do you have to say the things that just take my whole rant and somehow defeat it?


Lifetakes: Faith in the Laundry Room

Deena Fenster

Is he shy? Is Daddy putting him at ease? Oh, let him be comfortable in his skin — at least one of us should be


Center Stage: Chapter 43

Gila Arnold

“That’s it for tonight. I want you to go home now and sing the song over and over until you drive your family nuts. Got it?”


The Gatekeeper’s Daughter: Chapter 24

Esther Teichtal

Vasara clenches her fists and punches the stuffy air. Mission accomplished. Sort of. At least the first part has gone according to plan


More or Less: Chapter 9

Esther Kurtz

Yes, that’s what I’d do, ignore it. Went against everything I believed in, but for once I saw the light. Ignorance can sometimes be bliss


Just Like Me

Esther Kurtz

My son — he has an imagination. Possibly more than me. I don’t recall making up the stories and adventures that he does


Dreamscapes: Visit My Mother’s Hometown

Elisheva Appel

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

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Evolution vs. Revolution
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Up, Up, and Away
Rabbi Moshe Grylak What a fraught subject Eretz Yisrael is, to this day
Where Do You Come From?
Yonoson Rosenblum Could they be IDF officers with no Jewish knowledge?
Heaven Help Us
Eytan Kobre Writing about anti-Semitism should rouse, not soothe
Work/Life Solutions with Chedva Kleinhandler
Moe Mernick “Failures are our compass to success”
An Un-Scientific Survey
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman Are Jerusalemites unfriendly? Not necessarily
Out of Anger
Jacob L. Freedman How Angry Lawyer was finally able to calm down
5 Things You Didn’t Know about…Yitzy Bald
Riki Goldstein He composed his first melody at eight years old
When the Floodgates of Song Open, You’re Never Too Old
Riki Goldstein Chazzan Pinchas Wolf was unknown until three years ago
Who Helped Advance These Popular Entertainers?
Riki Goldstein Unsung deeds that boosted performers into the limelight
Your Task? Ask
Faigy Peritzman A tangible legacy I want to pass on to my children
Are You There?
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Emotional withdrawal makes others feel lonely, abandoned
A Peace of a Whole
Rebbetzin Debbie Greenblatt Love shalom more than you love being right
Seminary Applications
Rabbi Zecharya Greenwald, as told to Ariella Schiller It’s just as hard for seminaries to reject you