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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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Declaring Bankruptcy
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Something from Nothing
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The Business Trip
Rabbi Avrohom Neuberger Sometimes business trips aren’t strictly business
Death and Taxes
Jacob L. Freedman Aliyah ups, downs, and all-arounds
Perspective Shift
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman Single, female, Orthodox, adult: not an oxymoron
Mission with Ambition
Faigy Peritzman The way you see her is what she will become
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?”