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All I Ask: Chapter 7

Ruti Kepler

Bugi knew that as a homeless person he had no rights… but not to take a poor, deathly ill man to the hospital when he desperately needed medical care?  How cruel could people be?


Southern Hospitality

Rabbi Moshe Grylak

Half a century after he and his wife served as Torah teachers in the Brazilian city of São Paulo, Mishpacha’s Rabbi Moshe Grylak awakens memories of life under a brutal military dictatorship — and learns once again how history comes full circle


Olive Branches

C. Saphir

My neighbors cut off my light, air, and olive tree


All I Ask: Chapter 6

Ruti Kepler

“My money. It got into your pocket somehow. Don’t you feel like you’re carrying some extra weight there, something that isn’t meant for you?”


The Transformer

Rabbi Dovid Engel

With fortitude and resolve, Rabbi Akiva Stefansky revolutionized Toronto


All the World's a Stage

Rachel Bachrach

In Elchonon Majeski's Kolainu Choir, every child is a star


Open Invitation

Rochel (Grunewald) Samet

And then, Becca invited me to join her on a Birthright trip to Israel. I didn’t think much about it, just signed up, figuring I could do with a break from the depressing atmosphere, and had nothing much to lose


All I Ask: Chapter 5

Ruti Kepler

I love emes. But the emes is that I’m hollow… and that emes is too terrible to reveal


With Rabi Shimon bar Yochai in New Jersey

F.H. Einhorn

Who was Rav Naftali Tzvi, or Rav Naftulche as he was affectionately known? What was his connection with Rabi Shimon bar Yochai?


Playing to My Strengths

C. Saphir

I didn’t become frum because I was looking to escape anything. I was happy with my life, and I thought Yiddishkeit would enhance it, not replace it


All I Ask: Chapter 4

Ruti Kepler

“Musa says once a beggar, always a beggar, but it’s not true. I know it’s not true. I’m telling you, Bugi, if you really want to get out of this, you will. I’ll get you out”


Morning Crossing

Shoshana Friedman

Somehow he manages not to be needy even though he can’t do the simplest of things: to cross the street

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Going Broke
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Leaving on a High Note
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Fast Thinking
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Baalat Teshuvah
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Dear Favorite Little Sis
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