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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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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