Lighten that Burden Barbara BensoussanAsk frum parents to name their most staggering expense, and the answer will be tuition. It’s a heavy — sometimes crippling — burden for individuals and the community, and a perfect, neat solution still isn’t in sight. But some communities have found innovative approaches to soften the blow of the largest single item on the family’s budget.
Pain Fused with Faith
Eliezer Shulman and Yair Stern | Wednesday, November 19, 2014
With the tragic murder of his grandson Shalom Aharon Baadani Hy”d, Rav Shimon Baadani was thrust into the public eye. The Torah scholar and venerated chacham, whom tens of thousands of Jews view as their leader, supported his family and his nation with his unswerving acceptance of yet another crushing loss.
Between Iraq and Hard Places
Barbara Bensoussan Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Despite tragedy, poverty, and continuous turmoil, Chava Shamash Kaplan emerged from her journey through exiles whole, and with a stronger connection to Hashem and her heritage.
Sistershmooze — Voices from Beyond
Marcia Stark Meth • Emmy Stark Zitter • Miriam Stark Zakon • Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Six people sit in a darkened room, fingers spread out on the round table, hands gently touching. A sense of hushed expectancy, hope, and fear fill the silent blackness.
A séance. A gathering of the living trying to speak to those no longer here. Nonsense, of course, but in the 19th century, it was a wildly popular nonsense.
Curious Jr.: Surprise — It’s a Hit!
Leeba Leichtman Wednesday, November 19, 2014
When you walk into a store and see a popular item on the shelf, do you ever stop and wonder about how it came to be so widespread? It might be a toy, a CD, a novel, or even a KosherLamp — but every product has a story behind it. So we set out to find those stories… and they were certainly surprising!
Nonny Bear and the School Trip
Yael Mermelstein Wednesday, November 19, 2014
“We’re going on a trip, a great supreme fantastic trip, to Huckleberry Buckleberry Farms!”
I was singing along with the rest of my friends from yeshivah as we packed up our book bags to go home for the day. Gavriel Farber closed the zipper on my bag.
“Is the farm you’re going to tomorrow really called Huckleberry Buckleberry Farms?” Gavriel asked me.
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