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The Gatekeeper's Daughter
Esther Teichtal
The Gatekeeper's Daughter
Esther Teichtal
The Gatekeeper's Daughter
Esther Teichtal
The Gatekeeper's Daughter
Esther Teichtal
The Gatekeeper's Daughter
Esther Teichtal
tastes like shabbos
Just the word itself brings waves of nostalgia for the beautiful Shabbosos of my childhood
Family Table Readers
tastes like shabbos
A teacher and a mother, Rebbetzin Machlis cooked for several hundred guests every Shabbos for decades
Sarah Faygie Berkowitz
Family First Inbox
“Without practical knowledge about the realities of today’s workplace and business environment, even the best of intentions is useless”
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Family First Inbox
“Enough talking about overworking yourself just to impress your husband. He should be in this with you!”
Family First Readers
The Next Chapter
There’s a candle, people gather, there are speeches, perhaps refreshments or even a full meal. Yes, all the elements of an event
Ahava Ehrenpreis
The Next Chapter
I have no guests this year. I’ve been invited to share the Sedorim with my children at their home
Ahava Ehrenpreis
Jr. Fiction
“So, Zeesy, azoi. We’ve landed, baruch Hashem! Er… one minute.” Leibel stretches out his arm to grab the suitcase but retracts it just as fast. This isn’t his. Suitcases tumble down the chute with a thud and passengers crowd around the belt, waiting to swoop. “Zeesy… where was I? You okay back home?” “We’re fine,
Bashie Lisker
Jr. Fiction
Mendy stalks toward me, hand outstretched. I shriek until Mommy comes onto the porch to see what’s going on
Ariella Schiller
Catching up With
Falsely accused of espionage, David Tenenbaum is still seeking closure
Binyamin Rose
Catching up With
"Being an Orthodox Jew is not a burden. It’s a privilege and it gives a person a meaningful and fulfilling life”
Binyamin Rose
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