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Succos: The Israeli Experience

Rochel Gross

Thursday, 11 Tishrei Dear Diary … Am I really here in Eretz Yisrael? I keep pinching myself to make sure I’m not dreaming. Was it only yesterday that I was in London, fasting and davening in shul? So much can happen in 24 hours!

 

Mr. Ronnie Sieger: Succah Seller

Meira Feinman

A driveway lined with bamboo poles and mats and boxes of every size, leading to a garage full of cords, connectors, tarps of all sizes and decorations galore. Where do you think we are? A hardware store? A party outlet? A garage sale? Not exactly — we’re at Mr. Ronnie Sieger’s succah sale. Come on in, take a look around!

 

Two of a Kind

Bracha Rosman

Rikki twirled before the full length mirror in the dressing room. “It’s perfect,” she declared. “I love the sequins and trimming. What do you think?” Goldie looked at her twin sister. “Looks fine.” “Fine!” Rikki exclaimed. “How can you say that? It’s stunning!” Goldie shrugged. Shopping wasn’t really her thing. “Fine then, it’s stunning.”



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A Response to "Too Far from Home"
Rabbi Moshe Grylak “Chareidi Israel is not happy to absorb immigrants”
Life after Kollel
Yonoson Rosenblum Remaining a ben Torah requires remaining a bar daas
Angel's Advocate
Eytan Kobre Because this is how’s it’s supposed to be always
Bring Back the Wonder
Yisroel Besser Look around and say, “Ribbono shel Olam, wow!”
Make Your Words Count
Rabbi Shneur Aisenstark This story delivers two sobering lessons for all of us
I Know of What I Speak
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman I would allow my mask to fall, my soul to be revealed
Meet the Tzaddik
Jacob L. Freedman “Aren’t there meds that can get him back to yeshivah?”
Two centuries later, the Chasam Sofer’s niggunim are heard again
Riki Goldstein The musical side of the Chasam Sofer dynasty
How Do You Think of These Words?
Riki Goldstein “For me, the words are the neshamah of the song”
The Song I Can't Stop Singing: Shlomo Simcha
Riki Goldstein “Which song are you connecting to this season?”
Megama Had the Magic
Riki Goldstein Remembering Moshe Yess a”h and Shalom Levine a”h
Living Beyond the Moment
Faigy Peritzman Someone steeped in Torah always lives beyond the moment
Uncertainty
Sarah Chana Radcliffe We can only be sure that we can never be sure
Instinctive Knowledge
With Rav Moshe Wolfson, written by Baila Vorhand Jewish babies are born knowing Hashem
The Gardener: Part II
D. Himy, M.S. CCC-SLP and Zivia Reischer “It’s a secret language called body language”