On Topic
You’ve decided to strike out on your own and go freelance. Here’s how to establish yourself in your field and work your way toward success

By Miriam Bloch

Therapy Toolbox
“Why don’t you just yell at me? Tell me I’m wasting your time? That I’m a horrible mother and wife, and I should just get divorced and leave everyone well alone?”

By Abby Delouya B.A, B.Ed, MFT

Family Matters
Seeing an older man holding the hand of his young grandchild on the way to school brings the proverbial lump to my throat

By Joan Zlotnick

Real Life
From the sidelines, my stomach turned. My girls got kisses and hugs and waved their Bubby off with a smile. Shimmy got nary a glance

By Tzipi Katzler

Musings
I opened the cover now the way I’d greet a long-lost friend, holding my breath and wondering what I’d remember

By Ahuva Kerzner

Yardsticks
A waste of time. I’d warned Chesky. What did he think? I’d convince the Gordons to follow the takanos? Why should they?

By Esty Heller

Vacancies
She wore the one with the “best” charm for one day, then took it off and hid it in her sock drawer. What if someone realized that nobody was wearing the “friend” charm?

By Faigy Schonfeld

LifeTakes
I took a deep breath and said, “I noticed your maiden name is Fraiman. That’s also my mother’s maiden name”

By Risa Rotman

Text Messages
It’s a clear statement about how some of America’s greatest Torah leaders view smartphone use

By Eytan Kobre

Day in the Life
Tani Guterman is a pediatric occupational therapist who hosts a weeknight podcast called O.T. Talk with Mr. T

By Rachel Bachrach

EndNote
My mind is consumed with Rosh Hashanah davening from immediately after the summer ends

By Riki Goldstein

Family Reflections
Raizy can handle everything about her bipolar condition except for the stigma

By Sarah Chana Radcliffe

Jr. Feature
Cool ideas for how to deal with the plastic waste we already have

By Sivi Sekula

50 Reasons
“If you can make a list of 50 things that you love about Israel and living there, then you can come with me to Shlomo’s bar mitzvah”

By Ariella Stern