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Together in Grief, Together in Hope

Rabbi Ari Taback,Johannesburg

The horrific shootings inToulousetook four lives and ripped apart two families. They also changed Eva Sandler — wife and mother to three of the victims — from a relatively unknown teacher to a public persona recognized and quoted the world over. It hasn’t been an easy transition, but Eva is determined to share her personal reservoirs of hope and faith with a nation hungry for consolation. Shortly before her most recent address, she explained what motivates her to step onstage and into people’s hearts.

 

Facing Life As One

Yossi Simonds

Yossi Simonds is an accomplished writer and poet, a man who is true to his work, his friends, his religion, and most importantly, his wife, Goldy. They have been living in an apartment under OHEL’s auspices for 18 years. Yossi and Goldy are a wonderful, happy couple. They both have a diagnosis of mental illness.

 

So Sue Me!

Barbara Bensoussan

It takes just a second for an accident to happen, but it can take months — or even years — to receive compensation. Is there a way to make the process less painful? Some leading personal injury lawyers claim there is

 

Faith, Freedom, and Kugel

Jay D. Homnick

Renaissance is a con artist’s word, all sizzle and no steak. Renascence is the clean English version of the same word, growing from the identical roots, also meaning rebirth and reemergence. But try calling your organization the Patriotic Renascence Project and see where it gets you. So touching down inWashingtonDC for a weekend conference at the Renaissance Hotel, I’m preprogrammed to expect fluff.



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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