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Daniel in the Lion's Den

As told to Shira Yehudit Djalilmand

Shany Fardian and her family now live peacefully inIsrael. But the tale of her father’s escape fromIranafter the Islamic Revolution of Ayatollah Khomeini is as harrowing as it is miraculous.

 

Behind the Scenes

Elise Teitelbaum

Rama Burshtein’s film, Fill the Void, is rife with paradox: It tells the story of a chassidic family — using mainly irreligious actors — and has won international acclaim. Family First goes behind the scenes to meet the players — and discover the power.

 

He Sees, She Sees

Libi Astaire

It’s the age-old question: When two people look at the sky, are they both seeing the same color? If one is a man and the other a woman, they may actually be viewing different shades.



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What’s in a Name?
Shoshana Friedman “What does Writer X have to say this week?”
Atonement — Fake and Real
Yonoson Rosenblum White confessionals and faux rituals
Four Walls Coming Full Circle
Eytan Kobre All the while, there’s been a relationship in the offing...
And Yet We Smile
Yisroel Besser We are the nation that toils to be happy at all costs
Out of This World
Rabbi Henoch Plotnick Dirshu Hashem b’himatzo — we are in Hashem’s company now...
Steven and Jonathan Litton
Rachel Bachrach The co-owners of Litton Sukkah, based in Lawrence, NY
Tali Messing
Moe Mernick Tali Messing, engineering manager at Facebook Tel Aviv
Sick Note
Jacob L. Freedman “Of course, Dr. Freedman. Machul, machul, machul”
Avoiding Health Columns Can Be Good for You
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman Only one reliable guide for good health: our Torah
Endnote: Side Notes
Riki Goldstein Most Jewish music industry entertainers have side profes...
Me, Myself, and Why
Faigy Peritzman Where there’s no heart and no love, there’s no point
Can’t Do It Without You
Sarah Chana Radcliffe When you step up to the plate, you build your home team
Eternal Joy
Mrs. Elana Moskowitz The joy of Succos is the fruit of spiritual victory
The Appraiser: Part III
D. Himy, M.S. CCC-SLP and Zivia Reischer Make sure your child knows his strengths
Hidden Special Needs
Rena Shechter You won’t see his special needs, but don’t deny them
Dear Wealthy Friend
Anonymous There’s no need for guilt. I am truly happy for you