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Born On Yom Kippur

C.B. Gavant

While most are spending the holiest day of the year in shul, midwives, labor coaches, and ObGyns, are usually in the hospital, helping deliver the many babies who arrive on the tenth of Tishrei. Rather than feel detached, they’ve find that being involved in the miracle of birth can connect them to their Creator as nothing else can.

 

The Secret for a Good Year

Libi Astaire

For Rebbetzin Zelda Baila Rosenthal a”h, every day was like the Aseres Yemei Teshuvah. A member of the distinguished Scheinberg family, she was an inspiration to all who knew her. Although she did not survive her final battle, the nobility and joy she radiated will long live in the hearts of all who knew her.

 

Facing Myself: Special Theme Section

Various Authors

Yom Kippur is the day when the illusions are stripped away. No food, no drink, nothing to distract us; we come face to face with our inner selves. It can be frightening and disillusioning. However, this is also the day that allows us to recreate that image — and emerge reborn.



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We Want to Stay Jews
Rabbi Moshe Grylak “It’s your fault my son is marrying a goyah!”
Scandal on Z Street
Yonoson Rosenblum Is the IRS becoming an instrument of partisan warfare?
Saved by the Buzzer
Eytan Kobre It wasn’t adopted frumkeit, it was actualized truth
The Switchblade and the Chazon Ish
Rabbi Meir Wikler The long-term effectiveness of our current actions
Financial Austerity
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman The temptations of bribery are overwhelming
The Best Policy
Jacob L. Freedman “Start by being honest and asking for help”
Cause Then Effect
Faigy Peritzman Not what we say, but why we say it
Parental Burnout
Sarah Chana Radcliffe A burned-out parent can’t take care of anyone
On the Derech
Mrs. Shani Mendlowitz Our own wavering in emunah opens the door to Amalek