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Taste of Freedom

Rochel (Grunewald) Samet

And suddenly I think, if my house is a mess anyway, why not have some fun?

 

Center Stage: Chapter 61

Gila Arnold

"I’ve just about finished informing every person on the planet that I’m no longer a rising star in the filmmaking world. Tomorrow I have big plans to start knitting a sweater”

 

Yardsticks: Chapter 2

Esty Heller

“They’re not being fair. I work for Yocheved, I can’t do anything that will hurt her business”

 

Keep It Short

Shifra Elkaim

The more words we use, the less people will remember them, but if we prioritize the important stuff and leave out the extras, your listener — be it your child, your cleaning lady, or your boss — will grasp the message, and it will stick

 

Turn a creative passion into a business

Elisheva Appel

All the details were still question marks, but I woke up the next morning with a jolt — hey, I have a business!

 

Friendship Fix My Fickle Friend Leaves Me Feeling Insecure

Shoshana Itzkowitz

Is it any wonder that I feel like a yo-yo? What do I make of her on-again-off-again friendship habits? And why do they make me feel so insecure?

 

Family Matters A Fading Light: Chapter 7

Joan Zlotnick

Writing is a way to feel some small sense of control over our lives in those circumstances. When I wrote in my journal, worked on a memoir, and then published my novel, Griefwriting, I felt that, at long last, I was in charge of something

 

The Making of a Rebbetzin

Gila Arnold

Sari lifts a shoulder delicately. “You’re a relative nobody, you know,” she says. “A nice nobody, of course,” she adds kindly

 

Musings It's What I Believe

Penina Steinbruch

When our teacher mentioned imagining what we would be like without Torah, I don’t think she meant it so literally, but I have an overactive imagination

 

It's What I Believe

Penina Steinbruch

When our teacher mentioned imagining what we would be like without Torah, I don’t think she meant it so literally, but I have an overactive imagination

 

Center Stage: Chapter 60

Gila Arnold

“You have a tremendously bright future ahead of you. Don’t tell me you’re going to throw it away because of one girl”

 

Yardsticks: Chapter 1

Esty Heller

I knew how to match a figure to a style. I knew how to make every kallah look good

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