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Spinal Muscular Atrophy: Sophia's Story

Spinal Muscular Atrophy: Sophia's Story

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The diagnosis was devastating, but we needed to stop mourning our daughter who was still alive and begin living with SMA.

Stuck in the City

Stuck in the City

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Dear readers, where should we move to?

My Purim Costume Fantasy

My Purim Costume Fantasy

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This year, finally, my family will join the ranks of those paragons of virtue, those models of creative efficiency: The Ones with the Themes.

Hearts of the Fathers

Hearts of the Fathers

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Since the divorce, my ex-husband won't have anything to do with our sons. Is it wrong to hope for a miracle?

Sick of Being Sick

Sick of Being Sick

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Who’s running this show, anyway?

Father of the Bride

Father of the Bride

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We were marrying off our eldest daughter. Why was I feeling so much pain?

Spark of Hope

Spark of Hope

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Cancer I could laugh at. It was remission that was so difficult.

Sukkot's Healing Hug

Sukkot's Healing Hug

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In these unstable and scary times, the sukkah gives us a reassuring message.

A Yom Kippur Question

A Yom Kippur Question

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I was floored. There wasn't one doctor in the whole hospital willing to help us.

My Special-Needs Sister

My Special-Needs Sister

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I want my friends to know that it’s okay to be different.

The Ladies Auxiliary

The Ladies Auxiliary

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My grandmother and the terribly hot summer in Brooklyn.

At the Bottom of the Pool

At the Bottom of the Pool

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Was that my precious child lying motionless in the water?

Mournful

Mournful

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A bereaved mother’s perspective on the Three Weeks.

Some Hurts Don't Heal

Some Hurts Don't Heal

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The greatest blessing comes between two friends.

In My Father's World

In My Father's World

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My father's love asserted itself in distinctive ways.

Bat Mitzvah Reflections

Bat Mitzvah Reflections

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A letter to my daughter upon her Bat Mitzvah.

Bringing Judaism Home

Bringing Judaism Home

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Add boiling water and watch love grow.

A Sacred Remembrance

A Sacred Remembrance

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Shavuot was the day my grandmother arrived in Auschwitz.

When Mommy Stopped Driving

When Mommy Stopped Driving

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When the doctor delivered the news, we were abashed and afraid. How much time did we have?

Me and My Boys

Me and My Boys

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The question no one asks: "What was it like to get divorced with two children still in diapers?"

My Lost iPod Cable

My Lost iPod Cable

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In Egypt, the Jewish people were hanging on by a tiny thread. So was I.

Passover's Magic

Passover's Magic

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Passover is coming and I have entirely missed the point.

Unmasking God’s Love

Unmasking God’s Love

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This Purim, grab a piece of God's unconditional love, and dance.

The Music of Opportunity The Music of Opportunity

The Music of Opportunity

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Patrick Henry Hughes can teach us all a lesson about reaching our potential.

Interference

Interference

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Why I gave up TV.

  Fun vs. Joy

Fun vs. Joy

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Finding the keys to happiness this Chanukah.

Lily's Magic

Lily's Magic

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A little girl inspires us to rise to life's challenge.

You First

You First

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Reckoning with forces that split a family apart.

Mama's Hands

Mama's Hands

by Brochi Rossen

Every wrinkle held a story.

Sometimes

Sometimes

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It's mundane. It's magical. It's motherhood.

Surveillance

Surveillance

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Visitors to Israel from the Far East discover a brilliant, new monitoring system: the mezuzah.

Gorgeous George

Gorgeous George

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George doesn’t walk, he waltzes.

Birth Plan

Birth Plan

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Our personal variation of "Man plans, God laughs."

Standing Before God

Standing Before God

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Having just turned 43, never married, no kids, I was having a tough time getting up the enthusiasm to pray for these same things once again

Broken

Broken

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Suddenly a single parent, the shofar's long wail echoed the one in my heart.

Passing the Flame

Passing the Flame

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Marking my son for life.

Don't Miss Today!

Don't Miss Today!

by A. Goodman

God sent me this crucial test and I had to make a critical choice.

Emergency Landing

Emergency Landing

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The plane plummeted downwards, oxygen masks dropped, and we thought this was the end.

  Playing Our Piece

Playing Our Piece

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Finding a reason in life to sing.

The Shiva Call

The Shiva Call

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Inspiration from a house of mourning.

Yong:  Brave and Beautiful

Yong: Brave and Beautiful

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The miracle finally occurred: we adopted a baby boy from Korea.

A Letter to My Father

A Letter to My Father

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It's been 13 years but there is still a crack in my heart.

Fathers and Memories

Fathers and Memories

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Daughters never forget.

A Life Cut Short

A Life Cut Short

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My mother died when she was almost 98 years old. We thought she'd live forever.

My Mom

My Mom

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My mother blessed me with the ability to say amen to both life and death.

Living Here

Living Here

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On a bus in Jerusalem, all eyes followed the girl who suddenly broke down and cried.

Cherishing Your Past

Cherishing Your Past

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Passover reminds us that not only can't you escape your past, but you have to cherish it too.

My Dayenu Ring

My Dayenu Ring

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A lost diamond, a gaping black hole, and an inspiring Passover realization.

Celebrating the Seder With Abba

Celebrating the Seder With Abba

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My father's enthusiasm for Passover was so contagious, that each member of our family approached the Seder in an emotional state approaching ecstasy.

Snow Angels

Snow Angels

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Paving a path for our children.