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Consul of Kindness

Leah Gebber

When Mrs. Yehudit Preminger a”h arrived in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, the Jewish infrastructure was nonexistent. Though they weren’t rabbinic figures or kiruv personalities, she and her husband transformed the community. Wherever they lived, in Rio de Janeiro, and then in Israel, Yehudit’s exuberant love of Yiddishkeit touched thousands. A year ago, on 13 Sivan 5777, the world lost this pioneer

 

Rites of Passage

Riki Goldstein

For baalei teshuvah, whether it’s their child’s bris, bar mitzvah, or wedding, making simchahs is a coming of age. Yet, like all milestones, getting there isn’t always easy

 

Tempo Story: Just Because

Gayil Rose

It doesn’t help that I’m having this conversation in my own head. I know my husband would never let me buy something with this sort of justification

 

Windows: Breakfast in the Car

Eve Wanderer

Yes, they are all slowpokes, and if only they would try to speed up a little.... But alas, the real fault lieth in me

 

A Stone’s Throw: Chapter 8

Faigy Gold

“Something happened today and I need your advice. Would I be able to come over to your house and show you something?”

 

Map the Starlight: Chapter 50

Leah Gebber

“You unleashed an accusation. I want to know why. What sequence of events do you desire to trigger by involving the Holy Inquisition in your quarrel?”

 

Center Stage: Chapter 8

Gila Arnold

Why, of all days, had Huvy picked today to actually get together with a friend? Her daughter never got together with friends

 

On the House: Chapter 17

Faigy Schonfeld

This was so ridiculous, so utterly ridiculous, and he knew it. Rabbi Neuwirth cleared his throat, the guys gaped at him. Silently, he begged them to be nice

 

Lifetakes: Under His Wing

Chani Fein

The days passed, and the caterpillars followed the kit’s promises to a t. They wriggled, they fell, they ate, they spun silk



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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!”
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
Good Vision
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Good or bad, nice or not? What you see is what you get
Day of Peace
Mrs. Elana Moskowitz