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Death at Our Door

Binyamin Rose, Chalamish

The town of Chalamish is trying to regain some semblance of normalcy following the Friday night murders at the Salomon home during a shalom zachar celebration

 

The Song of His Life

Machla Abramovitz

It was in Bergen-Belsen that Kraus acquired the nickname “Moishele der Zinger,” singing to fellow prisoners, “to make people smile, even if just for a few seconds”

 

Dust to Ashes

Rachel Ginsberg

Cremation among Jews has become so popular that funeral homes now offer “Jewish-style” cremations — a rabbi for the memorial service, a decorative urn with a Magen David

 

Against the Wall

Aharon Granot

The Kosel Hakatan, a segment of the Western Wall in the Muslim Quarter, is considered the point closest to the Kodesh Hakodoshim of the Beis Hamikdash

 

Keeping Watch on the Israel-Syria Border

Yoel Nachumson

1974 Separation-of-Forces Deal Keeps Both Sides at Bay

 

Cut ’n Paste: Solace of Silence

Shmuel Botnick

For the first time since we met, I had nothing to say to my friend

 

Oneg Shabbos: Drug of Choice

Yeruchem Yitzchak Landesman

Little Yisrael Leib emerged from the camps determined to break with his past. Years later, would his long-buried Jewish loyalty prevail?

 

Lifelines: Stiches for the Soul

C. Saphir

My panic attacks became regular occurrences. I’d get upset about something someone did wrong, or about something I myself did wrong, and boom, the attack would start

 

Normal Like Me: Chapter 4

Ruti Kepler

He — the child always a bit behind, a bit slow; the reject, the anxiety-ridden young man who was never good enough — he was a prophet now



 
Hidden Power
Yonoson Rosenblum One never knows the power of his or her mitzvos
Can You Tell a Phony?
Eytan Kobre “You’re not using the phone; the phone is using you”
Grief and Gratitude
Yisroel Besser The deepest, most sophisticated truth in the world
Nobody's Perfect
Alexandra Fleksher With the gift of maturity, we learn to accept
Colossal Humility
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman The last words I ever heard from my rebbi
Ready and Waiting
Baruch S. Fertel, MD, MPA, FACEP Why does everything take so long in the ER?
Bless You!
Faigy Peritzman Blessings don't create anything new in the natural world
Ready, Set, Succeed!
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Ensure success with explicit, doable instructions
The Radiance of Surrender
Mrs Shani Mendlowitz Honest admission reveals your inner radiance