My garden is miles from manicured, nor is it pedicured. It will never appear in any magazine — except, apparently, the one you’re holding in your hands

By Naomi Elbinger

Sister Shmooze
While we do use Waze, we’re less than impressed with the idea that technology has made getting lost obsolete. People can still get lost

By Emmy Leah Stark Zitter and Marcia Stark Meth and Miriam Zakon

I dare me
To get my feet wet, I decide to leave the largest donors for the end and start with the low-hanging fruit, like my grandmother

By Elisheva Appel

This is a good chance to test out her teacher’s concerns. I watch her closely for signs of not hearing, or misunderstanding, as I launch into storyteller mode

By Rochel (Grunewald) Samet

When you’re not thinking about it, there’s restlessness and emptiness in your being. You turn the music up loud just to feel something beat in you

By Esther Kurtz

Map the Starlight
In the center is Jerusalem, with a verse from Psalms: “Joy of the world.” He takes a breath. It is exquisite

By Leah Gebber

Center Stage
She looked so beautiful when she smiled like that. With an actual sparkle in her eyes. Why didn’t she do so more often?

By Gila Arnold

On the House
There’s nothing wrong with adding a sushi bar, and other things, but you do realize that our hottest menu items were traditional, old-fashioned foods

By Faigy Schonfeld


By Rivky Kleiman

Inside Israel
Battle over draft law heats up as summer deadline approaches

By Eliezer Shulman

On Topic
A frum workplace would seem to offer a safe harbor from the stormy challenges of the secular job market. But smooth waters can hide treacherous currents

By Yael Schuster

As Jerusalem gears up for municipal elections at the end of the summer, Agudah MK Uri Maklev reflects on his own first foray into local politics

By Shimon Breitkopf and Shlomi Gil

A new study examines common myths about the chareidi sector while pinpointing areas of concern

By Maayan David

5 out of 10

By Dovid Bashevkin