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Tzivia Meth

Auschwitz survivor Rose Grunapfel Meth a”h defined revenge not in her acts of revolt against the Nazis but in her many Torah-true descendants

 

SisterSchmooze: Unique Visits

Marcia Stark Meth / Emmy Leah Stark Zitter / Miriam Stark Zakon

The places we visit need not be remarkable. It’s our interaction with these places that make our visits “unique”

 

Change of Heart: Chapter 2

Leora Hammer

I only go to high and mighty doctors. I had researched this doctor obsessively. I believe in obsessive research in principle. Knowledge is power

 

Tempo Story: Dinner at Six

Zivia Reischer

I am going to do this. I am going to make myself vulnerable and ask for what I need. Like the books say

 

Musings: Buried Past

As Told to Miriam Klein Adelman

“Mommy is difficult, we all know that,” my sister Varda said to me numerous times. “Just accept her the way she is and get on with it”

 

Windows: The Twenty-Second Rule

Linda Hirschel

When things become difficult in her social world, hormones, FOB, and CSI all kick in. And of course she has the very human response to loneliness: hurt

 

Map the Starlight: Chapter 29

Leah Gebber

Clara closes the door behind them. The fewer people who see that a gentile man has entered their home, the safer they will be

 

Facets: Chapter 20

Esther Kurtz

“I thought, maybe I’ll call you, but you’d just tell me they’re all idiots and I should ignore them, and that wasn’t what I needed”

 

Lifetakes: A Dish Full of Thanks

Raizy Tabakman

My fingers were softer now when they caressed those engraved letters. I’d heard more from my grandmother about her treasured older sister Debra, and I understood more about family ties



 
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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