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Sacrifice and Joy

Rifka Junger

Daughter of Rav Yitzchok Zilber ztz”l, known as the Father of Russian Jewry, Rebbetzin Chava Kuperman imbibed her father’s passion for spreading Torah and his joy for Yiddishkeit

 

Break the Fast, Not the Inspiration

Libi Astaire

All too often, when Yom Kippur ends, so does the inspiration. Our educators and experts say it doesn’t have to be this way

 

When Tragedy Strikes

Eliana Cline

When tragedy overturns a child’s world, it’s up to his parents and caregivers to help him navigate the maelstrom of emotions — and the new reality

 

Tempo: Shades of Regret

As told to Rachelli Saffir

“She’s for sure a BT,” I heard someone nearby whisper as we waited for her to finish davening, long after the chazzan finished Maariv

 

Musings: My Father's Last Yizkor

Jennifer Tzivia Macleod

It was almost time for Yizkor, so I left to join those untouched by death, who wait innocently in the lobby

 

Windows: Journey of a Machzor

Gila Arnold

Bubby looked at the inscription. “That machzor’s a lot older than 1931,” she declared. “It actually belonged to Bubby Ethel’s mother — my grandmother”

 

Grab the Reins: Chapter 25

Shoshana Schwartz

“I’ve never seen him so angry. In fact, he never gets angry. He never has to, no one does anything that might somehow upset him!”

 

Map the Starlight: Chapter 18

Leah Gebber

“A map does not start with earth, Aster. I thought you would have known that. A map starts with the heavens”

 

Facets: Chapter 9

Esther Kurtz

“Hi, how are you?” I tried sounding genuine, because so far she’s been really nice and funny, but why was she calling?

 

Lifetakes: A Yid’s Place

Faigy Schonfeld

They simply didn’t know how to pray. And yet... they came to shul. Just because. Because it’s Friday night and a Yid goes to shul



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What’s in a Name?
Shoshana Friedman “What does Writer X have to say this week?”
Atonement — Fake and Real
Yonoson Rosenblum White confessionals and faux rituals
Four Walls Coming Full Circle
Eytan Kobre All the while, there’s been a relationship in the offing...
And Yet We Smile
Yisroel Besser We are the nation that toils to be happy at all costs
Out of This World
Rabbi Henoch Plotnick Dirshu Hashem b’himatzo — we are in Hashem’s company now...
Steven and Jonathan Litton
Rachel Bachrach The co-owners of Litton Sukkah, based in Lawrence, NY
Tali Messing
Moe Mernick Tali Messing, engineering manager at Facebook Tel Aviv
Sick Note
Jacob L. Freedman “Of course, Dr. Freedman. Machul, machul, machul”
Avoiding Health Columns Can Be Good for You
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman Only one reliable guide for good health: our Torah
Endnote: Side Notes
Riki Goldstein Most Jewish music industry entertainers have side profes...
Me, Myself, and Why
Faigy Peritzman Where there’s no heart and no love, there’s no point
Can’t Do It Without You
Sarah Chana Radcliffe When you step up to the plate, you build your home team
Eternal Joy
Mrs. Elana Moskowitz The joy of Succos is the fruit of spiritual victory
The Appraiser: Part III
D. Himy, M.S. CCC-SLP and Zivia Reischer Make sure your child knows his strengths
Hidden Special Needs
Rena Shechter You won’t see his special needs, but don’t deny them
Dear Wealthy Friend
Anonymous There’s no need for guilt. I am truly happy for you