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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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The Business Trip
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Death and Taxes
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Perspective Shift
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Mission with Ambition
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Drop the Nagging
Sarah Chana Radcliffe You can gain cooperation, but not by nagging
Trying Our Patience
Rebbetzin Aviva Feiner Savlanus isn’t just patience, it’s endurance
Redeeming Factor
Shoshana Itzkowitz “When was the last time we ate a meal behind the dryer?”