I brushed off all of my crumbs so many times, I thought. I washed all of my toys. Had it all been for nothing? After all that, we had chometz — bread! — in our house!

By Teen Contributors

 
As a teacher, camp director, and now as a principal, Mrs. Weiner watched this cycle play out over and over — until she couldn’t stand it any longer. It was time to act

By Rochel (Grunewald) Samet

DMCs
“Did you fight back? No? You’re a tzaddik! Quick, give Aunt Hudis a brachah that she should get married this year!”

By Leah Greenburg

Movin on Up
Did you know there’s an official name for speaking to people about what they do? It’s called “informational interviewing”

By Shaina Keren

Friendship
Catastrophizing involves irrational thoughts where we believe something is much worse than it actually is

By Devora Zheutlin, MA, CAS

Diary Serial
I reread my work, pleased. The material was clear. It was clever yet simple, professional while playing on the human factor. Impressive

By Devoiry Braunstein

Bricks and Ladders
"Wow. Well, you’re very astute, Rachel Ahuva. I’m impressed. But that was a long time ago. I’d prefer not to dredge up old hurts”

By Ariella Schiller

Recipes
A classic Pesach snack to add to your family's repertoire.

By Esther Ottensosser

Know This

By Bracha Stein

True Colors
I dread when people want to play Jewish geography. I know, I know. That “game” is like a national pastime in Klal Yisrael. But for me, it’s guaranteed to make me a loser

By Malka Winner

Calligraphy
And then I froze and my mind went blank and this crazy overwhelming feeling came over me and I started to cry and so did she

By Rikki Ehrlich

Calligraphy
Her parents had picked up on that early in the shidduch process — every neighbor, every relative, every rebbi or roommate seemed to get a light in their eye when asked about Ch ...

By Blimi Rabinowitz

5 out of 10
How we see other Jews and ourselves

By Rabbi Dovid Bashevkin