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An Ache That Lasts Forever

C.B. Gavant

Eichah yashvah badad — Yerushalayim sits alone, bereft of her children. For some women this is deeply personal. Their children have been taken to a Better World, while they, the mothers, remain grappling with a heartbreaking reality. Three women share the experience of facing the unthinkable.

 

Taking Bubby Home

As told to Azriela Jaffe

She was the seventh-oldest known person in the world, and the oldest Jew. But to Brucha Weisberger, her husband Avraham, and their nine children, Evelyn (Chava Rivka) Kozak was simply, “Bubby.” In honor of her shloshim, Brucha shares the story of taking in and caring for her beloved grandmother.

 

Vegetable Soup for the Jewish Soul

Shira Yehudit Djalilmand

Over the last few decades, there’s been a growing global trend toward vegetarianism. That trend is also influencing frum Jews. But is a vegetarian lifestyle compatible with Torah hashkafah? And how are vegetarians regarded in the frum community? Torah-observant vegetarians share their opinions and experiences.



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We Want to Stay Jews
Rabbi Moshe Grylak “It’s your fault my son is marrying a goyah!”
Scandal on Z Street
Yonoson Rosenblum Is the IRS becoming an instrument of partisan warfare?
Saved by the Buzzer
Eytan Kobre It wasn’t adopted frumkeit, it was actualized truth
The Switchblade and the Chazon Ish
Rabbi Meir Wikler The long-term effectiveness of our current actions
Financial Austerity
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman The temptations of bribery are overwhelming
The Best Policy
Jacob L. Freedman “Start by being honest and asking for help”
Cause Then Effect
Faigy Peritzman Not what we say, but why we say it
Parental Burnout
Sarah Chana Radcliffe A burned-out parent can’t take care of anyone
On the Derech
Mrs. Shani Mendlowitz Our own wavering in emunah opens the door to Amalek