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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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With All Due Respect
Rabbi Moshe Grylak The honor of every human being
What We Lost
Yonoson Rosenblum A long view, a larger perspective
Reprobate Return
Eytan Kobre Loyalty to the true and the morally upright
My Own Gentle Giant
Jacob L. Freedman Finn smirked. “Do whatever you want, Dr. Israel”
Individually United
Faigy Peritzman Two contradictions classify the Korban Pesach as a chok
Hearing Problems
Sarah Chana Radcliffe In fight mode, you may hear attacks never said
An Equal Focus
Rebbetzin Shira Smiles Remaining true to our most authentic feminine selves
The Marketer, Part I
D. Himy, M.S. CCC-SLP and Zivia Reischer “I’m late, my work is late, I come to meetings late”
Dear Neighbor and Friend
Words Unspoken I know you’ve been given challenging kids