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Yael Mermelstein

Dual SecretsYael Mermelstein M.S. is the author of thousands of magazine articles and has seven published books. Her stories have also been published in textbooks and have been approved by the Israeli Ministry of Education for inclusion in the English matriculation exams.Her latest book, Dual Secrets, has recently been released by Artscroll/Mesorah. She lives in Israel with her family.

Life with Bullet Proof Vest

Life with Bullet Proof Vest

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I never thought I could live in Israel during times of war. I underestimated myself and the country.


It’s Only Money

It’s Only Money

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A thanksgiving reminder.


Shedding Labels

Shedding Labels

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If I could fix a bike, who knows what else I’m capable of doing but have been too afraid to try.


Just Don’t Do It

Just Don’t Do It

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My mother doesn’t do jet-lag. And this Rosh Hashanah I realized I don’t have to do a lot of negative habits.


The Sole of Our Nation

The Sole of Our Nation

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Why I love living in the land of Israel.


My Moment of Weakness

My Moment of Weakness

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Do you want God to cut you some slack?


The Night Before My Wedding

The Night Before My Wedding

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We were on opposite poles: her life was drawing to a close and mine was about to begin.


Losing the Customer

Losing the Customer

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If only we'd make all our decisions looking at the long term.


Children’s Jewish Book Month

Children’s Jewish Book Month

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Kindling our children's’ Judaism, one book at a time.


5 Great Books for Kids

5 Great Books for Kids

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Highly recommended books that explore the value of friendship.


Interference

Interference

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Why I gave up TV.


Little People, Big Mistakes

Little People, Big Mistakes

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Four priceless lessons.


Before It's Too Late

Before It's Too Late

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Holding on to my brush with death.


Taking Flight

Taking Flight

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Sometimes the truest freedom can only come when we claw our own way out.


Miracle in Lebanon

Miracle in Lebanon

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When God performs miracles for us, what should we do in return?


Delete Forever

Delete Forever

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Yom Kippur enables us to wipe out our soul spam.


Lost

Lost

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My son wasn't the only one who got lost that night


No One to Blame

No One to Blame

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A taxi ride to somewhere unexpected.


The Man at the Door

The Man at the Door

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It's hard to make a decent living.


Drills

Drills

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What to do in case of an earthquake and other household emergencies.


Birthday Blues

Birthday Blues

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Somehow birthdays morphed into a day of doors closing behind me with a final thud.


Delete Forever

Delete Forever

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Yom Kippur enables us to wipe out our soul spam.


V is for Victim

V is for Victim

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Victimization is becoming the greatest defense strategy known to mankind.


Miracle Fruit

Miracle Fruit

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A panacea for bitterness? There's more to learn from the miracle fruit than how to enjoy your tequila.


Coming to Terms

Coming to Terms

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It's not only a baby we're expecting.


Message in the Sky

Message in the Sky

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When the unthinkable happens.


Up In Smoke

Up In Smoke

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My relaxing Shabbat plans were turned to ashes.


NICU

NICU

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Love's missing ingredient.


Double Trouble

Double Trouble

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Docky had nine lives to play with; we've only got one.


Burning Souls

Burning Souls

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There are pivotal moments in life when we catch a glimmer of what lies deep within us.


Unconventional Medicine

Unconventional Medicine

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Time was not on my grandfather's side. But I believed that God was. And He gave me the perfect antidote.


Between Two Worlds

Between Two Worlds

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Hovering inexplicably between the known and the unknown, my dying Grandma was struggling with some unfinished business.


Front Lines, Back Lines

Front Lines, Back Lines

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As immigrants who chose to live in Israel, we came to immerse ourselves in the great pride of our nation, as well as its great pain.


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