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Theme Section: Open Secrets
So many of us carry secrets — some heavy, some light. Some that mean nothing, and some that change everything. Six writers tell stories of secrets kept, shared, and revealed
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House of Mirrors
One year later, Laylee smiles… I’m going to enjoy this, she thinks to herself
Rachael Lavon
House of Mirrors
“If you really want to make a difference, the great Laylee Beloff should blog about making meaningful connections with family members, no matter their size or school”
Rachael Lavon
Fire Fighters
A small flicker, a smoldering ember. If left unchecked, it can become a raging inferno, consuming everything in its path. Unless someone stands tall and douses the flames. Four tales of courage
Fire Fighters
A flame left unchecked can become a raging inferno, consuming everything in its path. Unless someone stands tall and douses the flames. Four tales of courage
Devorah Grant
Double Dance
I thought Ta likes him to be homeschooled. What made him decide to send him?”
Bracha Rosman
Double Dance
“Punishing her isn’t going to make her feel bad for what she did. It’s just going to make her feel bad that she was caught”
Bracha Rosman
Normal
As Mimi’s world came to life, I began to wonder… is normal simply a myth that we’ve created?
Rochel Samet
Normal
Mimi feels a twinge of — what is it? Pity? Protectiveness? Caring? — for her sister
Rochel Samet
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Their husbands are training for degrees that take years (and years) of studying to obtain. How do these women manage physically and emotionally while their husbands pursue their dreams?

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 Everywhere a mama-to-be goes, she is swamped with well-meaning advice. Unfortunately, a lot of what is commonly accepted as standard information is actually misinformation, at best just an old wives’ tale and at worst, suggestions more harmful than beneficial

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Rebbetzins, educators, and therapists share 21 pieces of hard-earned wisdom they want to share with their daughters — and all of us

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He gets the davening started on time and stays to clean up afterward. In between, he has to make peace and keep people happy. Meet the gabbai — and find out what he’s really thinking when he’s looking at you

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He saw his parents’ paystubs, and it lent a level of resignation. The knowledge that there was no money made him feel insecure. He was afraid to express his needs

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