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Echoes of Telshe

Leah Gebber

Rebbetzin Shula Sternbuch was raised in Jerusalem; found her spiritual mother in Cleveland, Ohio; and built her home in Lucerne, Switzerland. But no matter where she was, she drew strength from the ideals of her illustrious ancestors from Telshe, Lithuania.

 

The Inexplicable Convert

As told to Rhona Lewis

Chaya Nechama was raised as a Christian in a small German town. Yet her thirst for anything Jewish was insatiable, even as a small child. The story of her conversion — and how she finally made it home.

 

Caring for Mommy

As told to Riva Pomerantz

On Shavuos, we read about Rus, who gave up a life of royalty and cared for her widowed mother-in-law Orpah. Cared and provided for her mother-in-law? Isn’t it supposed to be the other way around? For Chani, Rus’ decision resonates quite deeply. It’s a decision she has made — and lives with — every day of her life.

 

Dairy of Distinction

Shira Yehudit Djalilmand

Gourmet cheeses are rapidly growing in popularity and are now being produced even in Israel, a country not renowned for its selection of cheeses. Family First explores the world of specialty cheeses with the Brakin family’s Barkanit Dairy in northern Israel.



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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