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Devotion at Dawn

Leah Gebber

“I didn’t come for a miracle. I came to be close to Hashem. And that is the biggest yeshuah of all.” This sentiment, shared by one of the regulars of the neitz minyan at the Kosel, encapsulates the desire that drives dozens of woman to make their way to the ancient wall in the stillness of the night

 

Nine Decades of Kindness

Machla Abramovitz

Rebbetzin Nechama Horowitz a”h survived Auschwitz and went on become the rebbetzin ofStrasbourg,France, before making aliyah to Eretz Yisrael. Whether she was preparing a Yom Tov meal for many guests or davening to her Creator, she never cut corners. On Rosh Chodesh Elul, she passed on, leaving behind hundreds of mourners — and a rich legacy.

 

Like Clay in the Hands of the Potter

Various Authors

Molten glass, glowing yellow, is blown and swung, heated and cooled. Quarried stone is split, cut, carved and etched. Soft clay is shaped and molded, spun and fired. It is Yom Kippur. We are raw. To influence or be influenced? To shape or be shaped? Six stories.



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In the King's Hands
Rabbi Moshe Grylak The will of Hashem is done, whatever the circumstances
Healthy in Body and Spirit
Yonoson Rosenblum Michael Kaufman’s potentially lifesaving new work
It's Miller Time
Eytan Kobre Wisdom will assume the properties of the body it enters
The Purim Generation
Rabbi Nachman Zakon Is the mishloach manos about you? Or about others?
Gun Control: Dead on Arrival
David G. Greenfield Each time we were outraged, each time nothing happened
Watch Your Step
Rachel Bachrach Yehuda Spira is the owner of Dance with Confidence
Persian Piece
Jacob L. Freedman “I’m Persian and you’re Jewish, but it’s okay”
Service Provider
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman “You said ‘shalom bayis.’ If this is correct, press one”
Crisis Mode
Faigy Peritzman Every Jew needs a specific spiritual goal
Mother of the Year
Sarah Chana Radcliffe The perfect mother? How did she pull that off?
Reaching Higher
Rebbetzin Debbie Greenblatt Esther found her internal greatness — we can too