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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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Whose State Is It?
Rabbi Moshe Grylak The Nation-State Bill adds nothing to the simple truth
First, Clean Your Room
Yonoson Rosenblum Disorder of our rooms reflects the disorder of our minds
Start Up with G-d
Eytan Kobre “Women rabbis” suffocate the spirit of the law
The Non-Competitive Competitors
Rabbi Avrohom Weinrib Competition? We are all working for the same Boss!
In Defense of Those Eltere Bochurim
“Still Waiting” (an anonymous contributor) A perspective built on 12 years (and counting) of dating
No Size Fits All
Jacob L. Freedman Meir’s success seemed practically carved out for him
Endnote - Start with the Heart
Riki Goldstein “I start with the heart of the sound, then add layers”
Great Shakes
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman Hashem has His ways of pressing our “reset” button