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From Dark to Dawn

Leah Reisman

It’s three in the morning and pitch-black outside. The streets are empty and silent. The storefronts on the avenue are all shuttered, their lights dimmed. Everyone is sleeping. Everyone? Well, not quite everyone. Some people are busy working, talking, and laughing as if it were three in the afternoon, in a building with bright lights burning and lots of action. Who are these people who stay up all night, and where do they work?

 

A Midnight Adventure

Rachel Stein

“Passports? Visas?” the Canadian Border Services officer demanded, beaming a flashlight through the car window as he peered at me and Sruli, the older boy driving me back to yeshivah. After more than five hours of driving, we’d finally arrived at the Canadian border, and it was time to show our documents.

 

Tickled Pink

R. Atkins

Anyone passing Jolly Solly’s house at 100 Sunny Lane on a fine Sunday morning would have seen something odd peeking above the garden wall. It was the top of a pink tent, which Jolly Solly had set up in his backyard for a grand party that very afternoon.



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A Response to "Too Far from Home"
Rabbi Moshe Grylak “Chareidi Israel is not happy to absorb immigrants”
Life after Kollel
Yonoson Rosenblum Remaining a ben Torah requires remaining a bar daas
Angel's Advocate
Eytan Kobre Because this is how’s it’s supposed to be always
Bring Back the Wonder
Yisroel Besser Look around and say, “Ribbono shel Olam, wow!”
Make Your Words Count
Rabbi Shneur Aisenstark This story delivers two sobering lessons for all of us
I Know of What I Speak
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman I would allow my mask to fall, my soul to be revealed
Meet the Tzaddik
Jacob L. Freedman “Aren’t there meds that can get him back to yeshivah?”
Two centuries later, the Chasam Sofer’s niggunim are heard again
Riki Goldstein The musical side of the Chasam Sofer dynasty
How Do You Think of These Words?
Riki Goldstein “For me, the words are the neshamah of the song”
The Song I Can't Stop Singing: Shlomo Simcha
Riki Goldstein “Which song are you connecting to this season?”
Megama Had the Magic
Riki Goldstein Remembering Moshe Yess a”h and Shalom Levine a”h
Living Beyond the Moment
Faigy Peritzman Someone steeped in Torah always lives beyond the moment
Uncertainty
Sarah Chana Radcliffe We can only be sure that we can never be sure
Instinctive Knowledge
With Rav Moshe Wolfson, written by Baila Vorhand Jewish babies are born knowing Hashem
The Gardener: Part II
D. Himy, M.S. CCC-SLP and Zivia Reischer “It’s a secret language called body language”