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Forever Yours

Faigy Schonfeld

He must have known that power comes and goes, that one day Poland will be coated in hollow memories, but Torah is portable and forever


A Fading Light: Chapter 6

Joan Zlotnick

There would be no Zumba classes for me. I definitely was not going to join a senior citizens’ center


Becoming Yael's Mom

Helaine Ring

She was incubated, and I was released from the hospital. It broke my heart to leave my child alone in the sterile, overly lit neonatal ICU


Pain under Wraps

Leora Rosenberg

The conflicting emotions are suffocating; the joy of a young boy on the brink of life and the private pain of each person there


Center Stage: Chapter 59

Gila Arnold

Gabriella felt her heart melting toward the girl, felt the familiar desire to build Huvy up, just like she’d tried to do ever since they’d first met


More or Less: Chapter 25

Esther Kurtz

“There was always another person to prove something to, and then, being single — I was never good enough because I wasn’t married"



Bracha Stein

There’s always a gap between our dreams and reality, and that chasm looms large in motherhood


Use Music to Help Girls Shine

Elisheva Appel

Her Yiddish-speaking band hits all the right notes


How It's Meant to Be

Shoshana Lesser

In our hearts, we struggle between declaring this is no way to live, and realizing that yes, this is a way to live because this is what Hashem has decided


Principal for the Day

Shira Isenberg

The school had built up excitement [read: parent pressure] among the students, and Hodaya’s heart was set: She wanted to be Principal for the Day


Music to My Heart

Yehudis Goodman

The headache generally begins the week of Pesach, with The Sefirah Discussion. Sigh. Okay. It’s not a discussion. Argument, more like


A Fading Light: Chapter 5

Joan Zlotnick

A discussion of what not to say would surely include the following question about a dementia patient: “Does he still recognize you?”

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Out with the Girls
Yonoson Rosenblum Another progressive revolution that eats its own
And I Will Glorify Him
Eytan Kobre Herman Wouk “made G-d a bestseller”
What You've Learned
Alexandra Fleksher Allow me to let you in on what school is all about
Going Broke
Mishpacha Readers Reader feedback for “The Kids Are Going to Camp..."
Top 5 Ways Jews Try to Lose Weight
Rabbi Dovid Bashevkin Gaining weight and talking about losing weight
He Soaked Up Our Pain
Rabbi Yaakov Klein "To me, every Jew is a sugya”
Leaving on a High Note
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman And then it happened. I knew it would
Family Matters
Baruch S. Fertel, MD, MPA, FACEP Not the answers they teach in medical school
Play the Night Away
Riki Goldstein May we all share simchahs, no strings attached!
Fast Thinking
Faigy Peritzman How we react when we're exempt from a mitzvah
Baalat Teshuvah
Rachel Karasenti Don’t ask, “So how did you become frum?”
Confessions of a PhD Graduate
Sarah Chana Radcliffe When it comes to parenting, we’re always learning
Dear Favorite Little Sis
Anonymous I ended up wanting to be like you