Calligraphy
“If we were at a restaurant, another dessert would be an additional ten dollars. But at home it’s still from the same $4.99 pint”

By Esther Kurtz

Calligraphy
Yerachmiel’s forehead creases as he thinks. “Is there a mitzvah in the Torah to be a baal korei? To write a sefer Torah, yes. But to learn how to lein? I don’t recall”

By Leah Gebber

Calligraphy
These women don’t even know her, but they want to know about her deepest struggles

By Rivka Streicher

Calligraphy
“The mommy you want to take you doesn’t exist,” Leah hissed, suddenly brutal. “Mommy will not dress you fit to be seen, baby. Her taste is gone”

By Riki Goldstein

Calligraphy
Uncle Yidel was dancing in the middle with two rabbanim, but he lit up when he saw Shmuly. Of course he did — the orphaned nephew, the perfect prop for his simchah, along with ...

By Dov Haller

Calligraphy
Ugh, that was not a nice thing to think about a person who gave you a generous gift. What was wrong with me?

By Esty Heller

Calligraphy
I hope they won’t ask, How old are you now? Because I’m not planning to say that I’m twenty-nine

By Chanie Spira

Calligraphy
I press the pen hard between my fingers as I note this next to Rivky’s name. How do they all know everything about everyone?

By Gila Arnold

Personal Accounts
In my mind, living in Eretz Yisrael meant roughing it.

By Chani Muller

Personal Accounts
Mendel and Esther will not leave their child. Even though she’s an adult. Even though she’s being completely irrational.

By Shoshana Neumann

Double Take
"They’re these four girls who grew up together, and I’m the only sister-in-law, the only one who comes from a different house"

By Rochel (Grunewald) Samet

Calligraphy
When Honey is done, she closes the succah door securely behind her. Everything is just as it always was. Everything is perfect. Now the boys can arrive

By Rochel (Grunewald) Samet

Profiles
The Baba Sali's confidant finally reveals his secrets

By Yisrael Groweiss and Yossi Elituv

DMCs
Once my classmates understood what was going on, they were totally cool with it. Why wouldn’t they be?

By Leah Greenburg