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Teen Fiction
I told Chayala about my huge fear of failing tests, Chayala started telling me about her social anxiety
Devorah Grant
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I knew exactly what my mother meant by “organizing and cleaning” my closet for Pesach. I would need a miracle to please her
Roizy Baum
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Somehow, between labor and delivery, I’d learned that Nava is extremely left-wing secular. Now I commented, “Whoa, it must be really hard to work here in a snowstorm”
Leah Greene
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I checked the time. By now, my husband should have taken off. I dialed his number anyway. Of course, his phone was off
Leah Greene
Whats Cooking
There are the foundational items, like chicken, without which the meal would be lacking. Here are the chicken recipes we make that taste like Yom Tov in our homes!
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Need some dependable, tasty, and nourishing food options that are easy to prepare and will excite the people of your household? Here are some of our surefire successful school lunch and snack ideas.
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At the Core
Our faith may be dimmed but it can always reignite
Baila Vorhand
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What distinguishes our chochmah from the wisdom of the Greeks?
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As we answer our own call of ayeka, we need to review the Torah’s mandate to take responsibility for our own shortcomings and indiscretions, and not blame anyone or anything else
Rabbi Henoch Plotnik
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"We should go to a din Torah," I said, "to learn how the Torah wants us to resolve our conflict"
Rabbi Avrohom Neuberger
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A msterdam — city of old, of stone, art, passion. Light from old-fashioned streetlamps spilled into dark, rain-swept corners. People huddled in the narrow roadsides. Everywhere the quiet lap of the canal. I was drinking it in, a city I’d never been to before. Here for the day as a tourist, hungry-eyed. We saw the canals,

By Rivka Streicher

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  “Y our son is wonderful and we want him here.” The principal tapped his pencil on the table while my husband and I waited for the inevitable caveat. “We’re just worried that he’s not reaching his potential. We’ve decided that Tuli can come back next year as long as he’s working with a therapist.”

By Ayala Brown

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  T he November sun is strong, but there’s a chill in the air I hadn’t expected. Autumn has crept up from behind in its mixed-up glory, blustery clawing tendrils and floaty leaves sashaying down to earth. I berate myself for not bringing sweaters as I lock the car, strap the baby in the stroller,

By Rachael Lavon

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I s a child being raised in Flatbush, I was surrounded by girls whose fathers learned in places like the Mir, Chaim Berlin, Torah Vodaath. Me? I was the daughter of a baal teshuvah from some hick town called Saratoga Springs — a place no one knew about. Blank stares were de riguer, and I

By Elana Rothberg

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I t was the beginning of June 1948, and the Jewish population of Yerushalayim was on the verge of starvation. The Arab legion had conquered the hills leading up to Yerushalayim weeks before, closing off the road and effectively besieging the city. Food had been scarce all winter, but now the situation was desperate. No

By Leora Klinberg

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L iving in Eretz Yisrael means not just living in a land filled with kedushah, but in a land saturated with our people’s past. Here in Ramat Beit Shemesh, we Anglo olim are just the newest population strata in an area known for its incredibly rich history, going back to the times of the Tanach —

By Gila Arnold