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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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Think It Through
Rabbi Moshe Grylak The import of the name Anshei Knesses Hagedolah
Face the Facts: Don’t Suppress Them
Yonoson Rosenblum The left behaves more and more like a cult
You Never Looked So Good
Eytan Kobre Growing hunger for the fleeting high of the superficial
Top 5 Shiur Title Techniques
Rabbi Dovid Bashevkin The answer to “what’s it about?” can fill or empty rooms
Power of Suggestion
Rachel Bachrach Mikey Benzaken is a stage hypnotist based in Jerusalem
Make It Happen
Jacob L. Freedman “If I’m a bum then let me be a bum”
Hard Knocks
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman The Langer boys never forgot that apology
The Classic That Almost Didn’t Make the Cut
Riki Goldstein “It took only ten minutes to write, so we weren’t sure”
Hevel Pihem Keeps the World Going
Riki Goldstein The purity of their eyes and their innocent chatter
Yussi Sonnenblick never imagined they’d be singing “Eilecha” half a century later
Riki Goldstein “It’s nice to hear people still singing those songs”
The Rebbe’s Smile and the Rav’s Slap
Riki Goldstein “That was probably my most memorable performance”
Life in the Other Lane
Faigy Peritzman We should honor every Jew as if he were a talmid chacham
Needy
Sarah Chana Radcliffe The needier a person, the more they push people away
Touch of Light
Rebbetzin Debbie Greenblatt “A person cannot live without any kavod”
Stay-at-Home Therapist: Part I
D. Himy, M.S. CCC-SLP and Zivia Reischer She turns to me. “You know the type, smart and silent?”