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The Trees’ Hall of Fame

Libi Astaire

Meet some of the most celebrated trees in Jewish history — as well as a few that, despite their interesting stories, have remained in the shade

 

Seeds of Kindness

Mishpacha Readers

It was a small gesture. Yet it took root, sprouted, flourished. And became a towering tree. Twenty readers share acts of giving

 

Change of Heart: Chapter 7

Leora Hammer

I couldn’t believe she remembered me. “You’re a pretty unique case,” she said in explanation. “So young. And usually the cardioversion works”

 

Tempo: Seeds, Pits, and Patience

Z. Halberstadt

I don’t have a garden. Or a porch. I have a window ledge. Not ideal for projects of this scale

 

Map the Starlight: Chapter 34

Leah Gebber

He is a big man: his size always surprises her. But even with the broad shoulders and large hands, he looks frail

 

Facets: Chapter 25

Esther Kurtz

Rafi pulled a serious face. “Yes, I think it’s very funny that of all people you’ve befriended, you lucked into a rebbetzin”

 

On the House: Chapter 1

Faigy Schonfeld

That was the good part about working in a fleishig eatery, she thought, you get to start work at noon

 

Lifetakes: Walking in My Shoes

Avigail Rubin

A new pair of shoes can change your whole life, I’ve heard, quoting Cinderella, and I tend to agree



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A Response to "Too Far from Home"
Rabbi Moshe Grylak “Chareidi Israel is not happy to absorb immigrants”
Life after Kollel
Yonoson Rosenblum Remaining a ben Torah requires remaining a bar daas
Angel's Advocate
Eytan Kobre Because this is how’s it’s supposed to be always
Make Your Words Count
Rabbi Shneur Aisenstark This story delivers two sobering lessons for all of us
I Know of What I Speak
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman I would allow my mask to fall, my soul to be revealed
Meet the Tzaddik
Jacob L. Freedman “Aren’t there meds that can get him back to yeshivah?”
Two centuries later, the Chasam Sofer’s niggunim are heard again
Riki Goldstein The musical side of the Chasam Sofer dynasty
How Do You Think of These Words?
Riki Goldstein “For me, the words are the neshamah of the song”
The Song I Can't Stop Singing: Shlomo Simcha
Riki Goldstein “Which song are you connecting to this season?”
Megama Had the Magic
Riki Goldstein Remembering Moshe Yess a”h and Shalom Levine a”h
Living Beyond the Moment
Faigy Peritzman Someone steeped in Torah always lives beyond the moment
Uncertainty
Sarah Chana Radcliffe We can only be sure that we can never be sure
Instinctive Knowledge
With Rav Moshe Wolfson, written by Baila Vorhand Jewish babies are born knowing Hashem
The Gardener: Part II
D. Himy, M.S. CCC-SLP and Zivia Reischer “It’s a secret language called body language”