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Last Stop: Meah Shearim

Riki Goldstein

Every wife must adjust to her husband’s personality and sensitivities, but it’s a rare brave and holy woman who can cross cultural boundaries to marry into the close-knit Yerushalmi strongholds.

 

Legacy of Laughter

Malkie Schulman

If there was one way to characterize Shami (Shlomtzion) Reinman, who passed away last month at age 64, it’s that she was adored by everyone she came in contact with. For Shami, it was a thrill to dress up in a funny costume, to sing and make jokes, to create joy. That love of laughter and simchah defined her, from the time she was a young child to the pain-racked days at the end of her life.

 

SisterSchmooze

Marcia Stark Meth / Emmy Stark Zitter / Miriam Stark Zakon

Home sweet home… Home is where the heart is… There’s no place like home… Home, it seems, is where the clichés are. There are loads of expressions and clichés about home. And that makes sense. Language reflects human needs, and the need to find a home, to have a home, to return home is basic to us all. But just because something can be discussed in well-known, even hackneyed phrases doesn’t mean it can’t also inspire new ideas and thoughts.



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In the King's Hands
Rabbi Moshe Grylak The will of Hashem is done, whatever the circumstances
Healthy in Body and Spirit
Yonoson Rosenblum Michael Kaufman’s potentially lifesaving new work
It's Miller Time
Eytan Kobre Wisdom will assume the properties of the body it enters
The Purim Generation
Rabbi Nachman Zakon Is the mishloach manos about you? Or about others?
Gun Control: Dead on Arrival
David G. Greenfield Each time we were outraged, each time nothing happened
Watch Your Step
Rachel Bachrach Yehuda Spira is the owner of Dance with Confidence
Persian Piece
Jacob L. Freedman “I’m Persian and you’re Jewish, but it’s okay”
Service Provider
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman “You said ‘shalom bayis.’ If this is correct, press one”
Crisis Mode
Faigy Peritzman Every Jew needs a specific spiritual goal
Mother of the Year
Sarah Chana Radcliffe The perfect mother? How did she pull that off?
Reaching Higher
Rebbetzin Debbie Greenblatt Esther found her internal greatness — we can too