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 the ...

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

Communities
As I sit with a group of men representing four decades of the yeshivah, they all have one thing in common: Scranton guy. How did the yeshivah create that glue?

By Eytan Kobre

Out of Step
Mommy appears. “Come in, come in quickly,” she whispers, flapping her hand. We scurry in, confused by the cloak-and-dagger attitude

By Ariella Schiller

Outlook
We can no longer rely on coalition politics to protect our interests

By Yonoson Rosenblum

Story Time
“We don’t invest our energies into harming others. That’s not the Torah way”

By Y. Bromberg

Voice in the Crowd
Let them celebrate, even if it makes you uncomfortable

By Yisroel Besser

Story Supplement
“I seriously cannot believe she scheduled a major test the week of Teen Thrill’s sale. I heard they have really cute sweaters. I’m really upset”

By Jr. Writers