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Jolted Back To Life

Hadas Afik

Harel Tal was about to call up the next honoree for a blessing under the chuppah, when he was knocked to the ground by an electric current that neutralized his pulse and heartbeat. Prayers, supplication and an open miracle brought the singer-songwriter back to life.

 

Have You Seen My Brother?

Yocheved Lavon

Nearly seven decades after he last saw his twin brother, Menachem Bodner decided to give it one last chance. He agreed to let a family friend post a message on a well-known genealogical forum in Israel where survivors have long searched for loved ones lost during the Shoah. With a twin’s sixth sense, he felt certain that somewhere in the world, his brother was still alive. But what had happened to him? And then, genealogist Ayana KimRon saw his message.

 

Aged to Perfection

Barbara Bensoussan

When Jeff Morgan decided to create the best kosher wine in 5,000 years, it was more than a vintner’s competition. For the wine guru who initially knew nothing about kosher except that wine needed a mashgiach, handling the sacred beverage eventually intoxicated his own thirsty soul.

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Redeeming Factor
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