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The Ambassador's Pillar

C. Rosenberg

Mrs. Devorah (Debby) Sherer a”h never sought the limelight, though she was married to a man who represented Orthodox Judaism to the world

 

Mix & Match: “Ashkesfard” Version

Ashira Davidson

What happens when you match a Sephardi with an Ashkenazi? “Ashkesfard” couples share their stories about the culture shocks, halachic adjustments, and other unexpected surprises

 

Concert of Memories

Malka Katzman

A tune from our childhood. A beat we instantly recognize. Listening to a familiar melody is comforting for us all, but for the elderly, the positive effects of music are staggering

 

Tempo: Dancing in Orbit

As told to Rivka Streicher

“Well then,” the caller says calmly, “I wanted to let you know that you’ve just won a ticket to Israel for the hilula of Rabi Shimon bar Yochai. We want to book you on the charter flight leaving tomorrow”

 

Windows: The Next Stage

Rina Levy

They had been out on four dates. Four dates, for heaven’s sake! This was considered enough to make the most important decision of their lives

 

Freefall: Chapter 53

Miriam Zakon

Abe is shot and left to die, but his body is not recovered. Annie receives a telegram informing her that he is Missing in Action

 

House of Mirrors: Chapter 29

Rachael Lavon

“If you really want to make a difference, the great Laylee Beloff should blog about making meaningful connections with family members, no matter their size or school”

 

Learning Curve: Chapter 46

Gila Arnold

Aviva didn’t suspect; she knew. Knew as soon as the doctor walked into the room. Really, she’d known even before that

 

Grab the Reins: Chapter 5

Shoshana Schwartz

The exercise worked well because we hadn’t realized it was an exercise. No theoretical conversation, no attempts at remembering situations in which we felt powerless

 

Lifetakes: Glory Boy

Faigy Schonfeld

At the end of that exhausting day, I informed my husband that I intended to have only girls from then on. You hear me?



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Weekly Struggle
Shoshana Friedman Cover text: promise big and deliver what we promise
Only Through You
Rabbi Moshe Grylak A response to last week’s letter, “Waiting in Passaic”
Are You Making a Kiddush Hashem?
Yonoson Rosenblum In communal affairs, “one bad apple…” often applies
Chance of a Lifetime
Eytan Kobre I identify with the urge to shout, “No, don’t do it!”
Work / Life Solutions with Bunim Laskin
Moe Mernick "You only get every day once"
Seeking a Truly Meaningful Blessing
Dovid Zaidman We want to get married. Help us want to date
Shivah Meditations
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman Equivalence between two such polar opposites is puzzling
Magnet Moment
Jacob L. Freedman Everyone’s fighting a battle we know nothing about
Secrets and Surprises
Riki Goldstein Top-secret suits Eli Gerstner just fine
Blasts of Warmth
Riki Goldstein Keeping the chuppah music upbeat in low temperatures
Behind the Scenes
Faigy Peritzman The intrinsic value of each mitzvah
Good Vision
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Good or bad, nice or not? What you see is what you get
Day of Peace
Mrs. Elana Moskowitz On Shabbos we celebrate peace within and without