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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



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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