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As told to Elisheva Appel

 

Tempo Story: The Bar Mitzvah That Almost Wasn’t

Ariella Mendel

“Don’t push,” my husband and I reminded each other. We knew our son. He didn’t usually change his mind. Pushing would only cause tension and anxiety

 

Windows: The Day Before

Adina Soclof

Waking up Friday morning, I sensed something was different. There was an energy that hadn’t been there the morning before

 

Musings: “It” Is for Objects

Esther Kurtz

Why do I feel the need to justify the depth of my sorrow? Why do we ascribe so little meaning to miscarriages, late miscarriages, and stillbirths?

 

Care to Join: Chapter 5

Leah Greene

These stories happen every day, and if I wrote them all down, the magazine would become a book. But I can’t stop from sharing Jake’s story

 

Center Stage: Chapter 29

Gila Arnold

Huvy kept her eyes on the water. She’d always been a terrible liar, but her mother heard what she wanted to hear

 

The Gatekeeper’s Daughter: Chapter 10

Esther Teichtal

The Tzaddik clutches Leibel’s hand. “Especially the daughter, Leibel. We can help her more in Eretz Yisrael. Your family, maybe, could help them?”

 

Lifetakes: Moving Closer

Baila Perl

And so we moved out of town. Said goodbye to all the comforts I took for granted. Goodbye to everything familiar and delicious

 

Tempo Fiction: Up, Up, and Away

Rivka Streicher

It was her background, he didn’t want to get involved with a girl from a broken home. An only child, whose single mom might need her after her marriage

 

Musings: Oh, Say I Can’t See

G. Shulman

It’s surprising how much close scrutiny is required for a simple trip to the grocery or pharmacy

 

Care to Join: Chapter 4

Leah Greene

We boarded the plane, four-year-old, two-year-old, and six-month-old in tow, trying to remain impervious to the looks we were getting

 

Center Stage: Chapter 28

Gila Arnold

“I should’ve checked with you first, should’ve realized this is your baby and you wouldn’t want anyone messing with it behind your back, huh?”

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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!"