Never take a chance when it comes to Shabbos

By Faigy Peritzman

Family Reflections
Some tears can never be ignored — and others must be

By Sarah Chana Radcliffe

Make life’s busyness meaningful by reflecting on the why

By Rebbetzin Aviva Feiner

Words Unspoken
They remember Down syndrome but they forget Yaakov

By Anonymous

On Topic
Can a divorced therapist, for instance, be a successful marriage counselor? Can an overweight therapist coach clients struggling with weight loss? How can you tell if a therapist’ ...

By Esther Gendelman and Malkie Gendelman

Sister Shmooze
Join us as we remember gifts that changed our lives

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

Family Tempo
I smiled back, Zevi’s calm tamping down the irritation that had started to bubble up again — and that I’d been trying so carefully to hide. After all, I didn’t want the boy I was ...

By Tamar Farajian

I dare me
He bought me flowers and I made his favorite foods, but the warmth wasn’t there. We were just going through the motions

By Elisheva Appel

If it was a matter of right or wrong, it would be simpler. But nothing is right or wrong these days; everything has six sides and three opinions

By Ariella Schiller

The Gatekeeper's Daughter
“Nu, b’emes… what’s there to moichel? You can only do what you’re told. The Tzaddik knows what he’s doing”

By Esther Teichtal

Center Stage
“Bubby’s not actually her grandmother. She’s my father’s mother.” As she saw the confused looks around her, she added, “Huvy’s my half-sister, didn’t you know?”

By Gila Arnold

Care to Join
I noticed her torn jeans, multiple piercings, and the tattoo that snaked up her arm. Then she spoke. “If you’re going to the Kotel can you daven for my mother?”

By Leah Greene

The apartment creaks with ghosts of potential. Laughter may waft in from outside, but has never once filled his own home

By Elana Rothberg

Bricks and Ladders
I swallow hard, and it occurs to me for the first time, that I just might be out of my league here

By Ariella Schiller