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Hearts in Exile

Brachi Blumenberg and Mishpacha Contributors

Six women share their galus moment, while two others teach us how to yearn and what to yearn for

 

Numbered Days, Immeasurable Life

Barbara Bensoussan

The story of survivor Itu Lustig and how she found the strength to start over, build a family, and create a beautiful legacy

 

I Dare Me: A Day Saying Yes to Anything Anyone Asks Me

As told to Elisheva Appel

I’m intrigued by my visceral reaction: “No way, I could never do that. That would be the worst day ever!”

 

Tempo Story: Jerusalem Mornings

Inga Barsky

The heart songs of these women called upon a few unfettered tears of my own that fell to the floor between my feet

 

Musings: The Braid

Chanie Stavsky

The braid is immortalized behind the glass protecting the mounds of articles left behind by oh, so, so many. Way too many

 

Map the Starlight: Chapter 59

Leah Gebber

Jocef. Jocef is kneeling down before her, and she does not know what to say, the words are almost gone, but there is no time

 

Center Stage: Chapter 16

Gila Arnold

She had to go through the entire screenplay, pronto. With such a glaring error on the very first page, what would be with the rest?

 

On the House: Chapter 25

Faigy Schonfeld

Binyamin clenched his fists. It was awful, Kaylie being so overworked and he not being able to wave a wand, making all her troubles vanish

 

Lifetakes: Stone of Heart

Rochel Grunewald

But I wonder, as I take three steps back, and three steps forward, facing the holiest site we have left, why I’m not feeling enough



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Rapid Boil or Slow Simmer?
Shoshana Friedman Is that fabled last-minute stroke of brilliance a myth?
Still in Tishrei
Rabbi Moshe Grylak A gift from HaKadosh Baruch Hu called imagination
The Action Is the Reward
Yonoson Rosenblum Each allegation proved more dubious than the one before
G-dless for the People
Eytan Kobre Only believers consistently chose morality in the Gulag
No Way to Run a Business
Rabbi Moshe Friedman There must be a separation between mission and money
Eytan Wiener
Moe Mernick “No such thing as “passive income” or “passive business”
No One Mumbles “Remember Us unto Life”
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman To look with fresh eyes at the familiar and the everyday
We Need You Guys
Jacob L. Freedman “Reb Yitzi, tell him exactly what you told me!”
Warmest Words from the Rebbe
Riki Goldstein An underlying blessing for every married couple
Duet with Dad
Riki Goldstein “Recording this song together was a big deal for me”
Riboin: One Heart
Riki Goldstein “The harmony is a magnet. Love the song”
Good News and Bad News
Riki Goldstein Never take a chance when it comes to Shabbos
Something Rotten in the State of Grape
Faigy Peritzman It’s not enough to look good, we have to be good
Please Don’t Cry!
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Some tears can never be ignored — and others must be
Scale Past Stagnation
Rebbetzin Aviva Feiner Make life’s busyness meaningful by reflecting on the why
Dear Neighbor, Sometimes I Forget
Anonymous They remember Down syndrome but they forget Yaakov