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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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Strive for What Binds Us
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Eytan Kobre Combating the allure of victimhood
The Kids Are Going to Camp, the Parents Are Going Broke
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Work/Life Solutions with Carlos Wigle
Moe Mernick “Rejection is Hashem’s protection” 
How to Create a Simple 900-Page Novel
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman All of us can reset the titles of our own lives
Stand There or Do Something
Baruch S. Fertel, MD, MPA, FACEP It’s called collaborative care, and it works miracles
I'm Here — Are You Ready?
Riki Goldstein Upbeat and catchy, but still makes listeners think
Back in Time
Riki Goldstein "I wish I could recapture that excitement"
Mixed Messages
Riki Goldstein The unsung craftsmen who give albums their special touch
Go in Peace
Faigy Peritzman Inner peace makes us vessels for blessing
All Work and No Play
Sarah Chana Radcliffe A life only about doing your duties loses all its color
Dying to Believe
With Rav Moshe Wolfson, written by Baila Vorhand Emunah peshutah is the force behind Jewish continuity