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Day of Days

C. Rosenberg

Yom Kippur, a day of hushed whispers, heartfelt prayers, and awed feeling — if you spend Yom Kippur in shul, that is. What if you don’t?

 

Succos Blues

Daliya Shapiro

I could never fathom how my siblings were always laughing and singing and so happy when everything around them was so miserable

 

Jolly Solly: A Sorry Pair

R. Atkins

As far as asking forgiveness was concerned, Fishel and Faivish — conveniently forgetting all their shenanigans — couldn’t think of anyone in particular they had wronged

 

Up Close: Whales

Yisrael Rutman

Whales have fascinated us for centuries. A blowhole for a nose, a giant strainer for teeth, eyes miles apart. Let’s take a closer look

 

Jr. Tales: A Yom Kippur Vision

Leeba Leichtman

I stood, wavering, as I glanced back at the pair of round, metal-rimmed glasses. Someone was missing his glasses and would have a lot of trouble following the davening today… But then Daddy pulled the brass handle and turned toward me with a questioning look

 

Breakthrough: Chapter 51

Tovy Mann

“It’s uncanny. Every single time we get a tip, the guards move her to another cell in a different wing”

 

Silver & Gold: Chapter 42

Zivia Reischer

What had she done to Sheva? Sheva, who pursued her when no one else bothered, who stuck with her even when she didn’t deserve it



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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