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Tempo Fiction: Just Fine

Leora Klinberg

“I’m worried about his ability to be empathetic,” Raizy says slowly, still reading through the résumé. “To be caring, to anticipate someone else’s needs”

 

Musings: Driving Sarah

Miriam Klein Adelman

It’s not like we’re talking about things that are unimportant, we’re just not talking about the things that so many people are scared to talk about

 

Center Stage: Chapter 30

Gila Arnold

“I should’ve worn a sheitel,” Gabriella muttered to Melanie, after receiving yet another appraising stare, this time from the purple-haired young woman

 

The Gatekeeper's Daughter: Chapter 11

Esther Teichtal

Leah wonders where all the people are hiding in modern-day Lithuania. It is a far cry from the jam-packed highways leading in and out of Yerushalayim

 

Lifetakes: Dear Future Me

Esther Kurtz

Was I married, I asked. Did I have kids? This was not a given in my 11th grade mind. And amazingly, baruch Hashem, I can smirk at that now

 

Care to Join: Chapter 7

Leah Greene

I had to park the car. Seriously?! A woman of 52 who never in her life opened up a newspaper on Shabbos?

 

Tempo Fiction: Pruning

Rochel Grunewald

This is what he has come for, she knows. He’s going to ask her to do something, to support something that she cannot and will not support

 

Musings: The Existential Question

Miriam Klein Adelman

I was enormously vexed when I told someone I recognized her from the past and she looked at me quizzically and said, “I know you?

 

Care to Join: Chapter 6

Leah Greene

“He says maybe if he gets rid of all his possessions, his life will become simpler. Life gets complicated when you just have too much”

 

The Gatekeeper’s Daughter: Chapter 10

Esther Teichtal

When asked to repeat it, she sings a second time, then a third. Until the man raises his palm. They’re done

 

Lifetakes: Talking to the Wall

Tehila Friedman

Talking to the wall takes the pressure away. It’s the key to fewer power struggles. “I’m not talking to you, Miriam! I’m just explaining it to the wall”

 

Bringing Serenity Back to Shabbos

C. B. Lieber

We all want our Shabbos tables to look perfect, but too often, real life diverges from these dreams. Our experts’ take on how to turn things around

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The Fortunes of War
Rabbi Moshe Grylak We’re still feeling the fallout of the First World War
Some Lessons, But Few Portents
Yonoson Rosenblum What the midterms tell us about 2020
Vote of Confidence
Eyan Kobre Why I tuned in to the liberal radio station
5 out of 10
Rabbi Dovid Bashevkin Top 5 Moments of the Kinus
Day in the Life
Rachel Bachrach Chaim White of KC Kosher Co-op
When Less is More
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman How a good edit enhances a manuscript
It’s My Job
Jacob L. Freedman “Will you force me to take meds?”
They’re Still Playing My Song?
Riki Goldstein Yitzy Bald’s Yerav Na
Yisroel Werdyger Can’t Stop Singing
Riki Goldstein Ahrele Samet’s Loi Luni
Double Chords of Hope
Riki Goldstein You never know how far your music can go
Will Dedi Have the Last Laugh?
Dovid N. Golding Dedi and Ding go way back
Battle of the Budge
Faigy Peritzman Using stubbornness to grow in ruchniyus
The Challenging Child
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Strategies for raising the difficult child
Bucking the Trend
Sara Eisemann If I skip sem, will I get a good shidduch?
The Musician: Part 1
D. Himy, M.S. CCC-SLP and Zivia Reischer "If she can't read she'll be handicapped for life!"