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Diary of Desolation

Miri Rosen

It happened nearly 2,000 years ago, yet we mourn it still. A first-person narrative takes us back to those torturous years when our nation lost all it held dear.

 

What’s Mine & Yours is Hers: A woman’s Role in her Husband’s Torah

Malka Forster

Women and Torah It’s an ancient, visceral relationship fused with love, sacrifice, and reverence. It’s also a relationship sometimes fraught with misunderstanding and frustration. In an exclusive interview with Family First, Rebbetzin Yitty Neustadt — daughter of Rabbi Ezriel Tauber; wife of a well-know posek and rav in Yerushalyim; and an ishah chashuvah in her own right — answers a wide range of questions exploring the relationship of women and Torah learning with candor and clarity.

 

True Consolation: Recapturing the Lost Art of Nichum Aveilim

Malka Forster

When Chana’s family experienced a horrific tragedy — the death of a six-month-old granddaughter — she assumed the shivah would be a cathartic seven days for her broken son-in-law and daughter.

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