Sharon was too tired to fight. “I can’t explain it to you. It’s complicated. I don’t even know if I can explain it to myself.”
Nathan Wolff is a writer/editor living in Ramat Beit Shemesh with his wife and children. In his debut novel, Outdated, he created a realistic fictional story in which he explains the Torah outlook on marriage and relationships. You can find out more at: www.nathanwolff.com.
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“Hello Sharon,” he said remorsefully.
“Maybe he should meet a shadchan.”
“How attracted?” he repeated.
“Joey? What’s going on?”
“Don’t get all Gemara on me!” Erica cried. “Just answer the question!”
“Hello Joey,” she said as she came closer, startling him.
. “Just don’t get so frum that you never talk to me again,” she warned him coldly.
Erica said, “he’s looking again.”
Sharon waited with eager eyes. “So…what’s your real name?”
“There’s no girl,” he said in mock-sorrow.
“You still live here…with your parents?” Anna asked.
“Making dinner at this hour?” she exclaimed. “At this hour? Where’d you go after work?”
“OK,” she started, looking down as she wrote. “What is your full name?”
“Well, Sharon, I called you this Saturday night to declare that I am giving up. I’ll just wait until I can buy myself a trophy wife.”
“I see. I’m sorry. Is it hard for you to hear she’s getting married?”
Nati eyed Joe with a puzzled face. “Get back?”
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With a new page Is a new sage born, The worn ways of the old Paved over for a greater pasture How much faster we forget Everything that enables us to get To where we can begin anew; Where the blues are now behind us Where we always seem to find ourselves In a new Read more