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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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Weekly Struggle
Shoshana Friedman Cover text: promise big and deliver what we promise
Only Through You
Rabbi Moshe Grylak A response to last week’s letter, “Waiting in Passaic”
Are You Making a Kiddush Hashem?
Yonoson Rosenblum In communal affairs, “one bad apple…” often applies
Chance of a Lifetime
Eytan Kobre I identify with the urge to shout, “No, don’t do it!”
Work / Life Solutions with Bunim Laskin
Moe Mernick "You only get every day once"
Seeking a Truly Meaningful Blessing
Dovid Zaidman We want to get married. Help us want to date
Shivah Meditations
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman Equivalence between two such polar opposites is puzzling
Magnet Moment
Jacob L. Freedman Everyone’s fighting a battle we know nothing about
Secrets and Surprises
Riki Goldstein Top-secret suits Eli Gerstner just fine
Blasts of Warmth
Riki Goldstein Keeping the chuppah music upbeat in low temperatures
Behind the Scenes
Faigy Peritzman The intrinsic value of each mitzvah
Good Vision
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Good or bad, nice or not? What you see is what you get
Day of Peace
Mrs. Elana Moskowitz On Shabbos we celebrate peace within and without