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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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Using Our Free Will Effectively
Yonoson Rosenblum The image we carry of ourselves is key
Pitcher-Perfect
Eytan Kobre The ripple effects of one Jew’s kiddush Sheim Shamayim
Living the High Life
Rabbi Avrohom Neuberger It is exhilarating to matter, to be truly alive
It’s Time for Us to Speak Up
Rabbi Dovid Eliezrie We must speak out proudly for the values of Yiddishkeit
Kiruv Is Not Dead
Rabbi Meir Goldberg Do these sound like uninspired or closed students?
Frosting on the Cake
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman “Let’s not let a missing chocolate cake ruin our siyum!”
A Warm Corner in Flatbush
Yosef Zoimen It was a simple shul with a choshuve leader
Out of Control
Jacob L. Freedman “That’s illegal, Dr. Fine. I can’t have a part in this”
Song of Reckoning in the Skulener Court
Riki Goldstein “It’s awe-inspiring to watch the Rebbe sing this song”
“U’teshuvah, U’tefillah, U’tzedakah”
Riki Goldstein Throughout the Yamim Noraim, three words accompany us
The Rebbe Held His Gaze
Riki Goldstein A moment etched in Reb Dovid Werdyger’s memory forever
The Road Taken
Faigy Peritzman In the end it’s clear who really merits true happiness
Sincere Apology
Sarah Chana Radcliffe A heartfelt and complete apology can turn things around
Power Pack of Mercy
Mrs. Shani Mendlowitz The 13 Attributes of Mercy are “an infinite treasure”
The Appraiser: Part II
D. Himy M.S. CCC-SLP, and Zivia Reischer “Eli needs to see people who struggled to achieve”