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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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Evolution vs. Revolution
Shoshana Friedman I call it the “what happened to my magazine?” response
Up, Up, and Away
Rabbi Moshe Grylak What a fraught subject Eretz Yisrael is, to this day
Where Do You Come From?
Yonoson Rosenblum Could they be IDF officers with no Jewish knowledge?
Heaven Help Us
Eytan Kobre Writing about anti-Semitism should rouse, not soothe
Work/Life Solutions with Chedva Kleinhandler
Moe Mernick “Failures are our compass to success”
An Un-Scientific Survey
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman Are Jerusalemites unfriendly? Not necessarily
Out of Anger
Jacob L. Freedman How Angry Lawyer was finally able to calm down
5 Things You Didn’t Know about…Yitzy Bald
Riki Goldstein He composed his first melody at eight years old
When the Floodgates of Song Open, You’re Never Too Old
Riki Goldstein Chazzan Pinchas Wolf was unknown until three years ago
Who Helped Advance These Popular Entertainers?
Riki Goldstein Unsung deeds that boosted performers into the limelight
Your Task? Ask
Faigy Peritzman A tangible legacy I want to pass on to my children
Are You There?
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Emotional withdrawal makes others feel lonely, abandoned
A Peace of a Whole
Rebbetzin Debbie Greenblatt Love shalom more than you love being right
Seminary Applications
Rabbi Zecharya Greenwald, as told to Ariella Schiller It’s just as hard for seminaries to reject you