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The Giver

Aharon Granot

Most of us have made a meal for a family in crisis, visited an ill friend. But for one woman, those simple acts of kindness became stepping stones to helping build Ezer Mizion, one of the largest chesed organizations in the world. In a rare and candid conversation, Rebbetzin Leah Chollak’s husband speaks of the great woman we just lost.

 

The Wick’s Tale

Libi Astaire

We’ve come a long way since our homes were lit by a fire burning in the hearth. Yet even though we can light a room at the flick of a switch, flames still fascinate. Perhaps that’s why candles are still a growing industry several millennia after someone lit the first wick.

 

The Gift of Music

Rachel Aptowitzer

A niggun. An embrace without form. A song without words. Coaxing memories from near oblivion, it laces smiles with tears and fills the heart with tender longing. Nowhere does it burn more intensely than in the icy clutches of anti-Semitism, the bedrock of Jewish misery. It warms the frigid, subzero temperature; it feeds the soul for lack of bread. It links the generations together in a bond of love and simple truth. This is a tale of courage and sacrifice, of destiny and Providence. It begins with a n

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Broken Matzos, Whole People
Rabbi Efrem Goldberg The ability to adjust our expectations is freedom
Washington Will Have to Go
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman Statuettes aren’t a Jewish way of honoring others
Time for a Rematch
Jacob L. Freedman “Then you agree that I’m probably Mashiach?”
Ivri Anochi
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Something’s Wrong
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Woman of Greatness
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Let Freedom Ring
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Dear Daughter
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