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Lighten that Burden

Barbara Bensoussan

Ask frum parents to name their most staggering expense, and the answer will be tuition. It’s a heavy — sometimes crippling — burden for individuals and the community, and a perfect, neat solution still isn’t in sight. But some communities have found innovative approaches to soften the blow of the largest single item on the family’s budget.

 

Pain Fused with Faith

Eliezer Shulman and Yair Stern

With the tragic murder of his grandson Shalom Aharon Baadani Hy”d, Rav Shimon Baadani was thrust into the public eye. The Torah scholar and venerated chacham, whom tens of thousands of Jews view as their leader, supported his family and his nation with his unswerving acceptance of yet another crushing loss.

 

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Rachel Ginsberg



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