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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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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”
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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!”
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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