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Lifetakes: The Rebbe’s Scream

Shoshana Gold

The Bluzhever Rebbe did not allow seats to be assigned in his shul. “Whoever wants to come daven with me is welcome,” he would say simply


Travel Companion

As told to Leah Gebber by Naomi Rivkah Most

Three months after they married, Naomi Rivkah Most’s husband was diagnosed with cancer. For the next 11 years, the couple drew on their joy, hope, and emunah


Fiction: Acquired Taste

Esther Kurtz

That was the truth, the decor was amazing — clean lines, but rounded edges for softness, fresh colors, big dressing rooms, room for Mommy and kid and carriage, a play area for little kids. The prices were also amazing — in the literal sense.


Windows: The Call of the Shofar

Linda Herschel

No principal, teacher, or mother ever behaved condescendingly because of my secular background. It was just the energy and concentration it took to keep up with all the nuances.


Center Stage: Chapter 22

Gila Arnold

Boy, did she sound dumb now. Rushing to explain herself, she said quickly, “Okay, so why does an introvert with a capital ‘I’ try out for a role in a movie?”


The Gatekeeper’s Daughter: Chapter 3

Esther Teichtal

Leah straightens her back and lets the fabric slacken. “Ah, the Rebbe.” Her tone softens. “Der Tzaddik hot gezogt. Do I know better than the Tzaddik?”


Lifetakes: Before and After

Shira Isenberg

Before is your cookies and cupcakes, sesame chicken and sweet-and-sour meatballs, Wednesday night schnitzel. Roast on Yom Tov, a second potato kugel for Friday afternoon, and spelt challah every Shabbos. After is the rest of us divvying up Shabbos duties.


Partners in Progress

Malkie Lowinger

Children won’t always be happy with their schools. Schools won’t always be happy with our children. When and how should a parent get involved?


Make It Work: So You've Always Loved Education…

Miriam Milstein

Have you always had a desire to teach? Five careers that allow you to pursue your passion for education out of the classroom


Breaking the Autism Barrier

Machla Abramovitz

Today, new methods, technology, and cutting-edge research offer new hope — and the promise of a meaningful future for children with autism


Dreamscapes: Spark Teens’ Connection with Yiddishkeit

Elisheva Appel

I wanted to give the newfound clarity I’d received to others in similar situations: the regular, not-at-risk girls who just didn’t know the richness they were missing


Tempo Fiction: Principals, Principles, and Pliers

Faigy Schonfeld

“But here’s the thing. We need this to go over well. Very well. And that’s not going to happen with a principal out for surgery”

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What’s in a Name?
Shoshana Friedman “What does Writer X have to say this week?”
Atonement — Fake and Real
Yonoson Rosenblum White confessionals and faux rituals
Four Walls Coming Full Circle
Eytan Kobre All the while, there’s been a relationship in the offing...
And Yet We Smile
Yisroel Besser We are the nation that toils to be happy at all costs
Out of This World
Rabbi Henoch Plotnick Dirshu Hashem b’himatzo — we are in Hashem’s company now...
Steven and Jonathan Litton
Rachel Bachrach The co-owners of Litton Sukkah, based in Lawrence, NY
Tali Messing
Moe Mernick Tali Messing, engineering manager at Facebook Tel Aviv
Sick Note
Jacob L. Freedman “Of course, Dr. Freedman. Machul, machul, machul”
Avoiding Health Columns Can Be Good for You
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman Only one reliable guide for good health: our Torah
Endnote: Side Notes
Riki Goldstein Most Jewish music industry entertainers have side profes...
Me, Myself, and Why
Faigy Peritzman Where there’s no heart and no love, there’s no point
Can’t Do It Without You
Sarah Chana Radcliffe When you step up to the plate, you build your home team
Eternal Joy
Mrs. Elana Moskowitz The joy of Succos is the fruit of spiritual victory
The Appraiser: Part III
D. Himy, M.S. CCC-SLP and Zivia Reischer Make sure your child knows his strengths
Hidden Special Needs
Rena Shechter You won’t see his special needs, but don’t deny them
Dear Wealthy Friend
Anonymous There’s no need for guilt. I am truly happy for you