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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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PC Where It Hurts
Yonoson Rosenblum The IDF is sacrificing its own strength for secularism
In Its Clutches
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Broken Matzos, Whole People
Rabbi Efrem Goldberg The ability to adjust our expectations is freedom
Washington Will Have to Go
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman Statuettes aren’t a Jewish way of honoring others
Time for a Rematch
Jacob L. Freedman “Then you agree that I’m probably Mashiach?”
Ivri Anochi
Riki Goldstein A simple message goes a very long way…
From the Mouth of Babes
Faigy Peritzman I use Lamaze a lot more as my kids get older
Something’s Wrong
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Low moods or extreme stress don’t equal depression
Woman of Greatness
Rebbetzin Shira Smiles What were the Ishah HaShunamis’s rare strengths?
Let Freedom Ring
Chana Mayers Not just cutting corners but cutting myself slack
Dear Daughter
Words Unspoken How I pine to have you rejoin our family