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Two Goats, Two Destinies

Mishpacha Writers

Two goats One the mirror image of the other A lot is cast One goat is sacrificed as atonement for our nation One goat is cast off a cliff in the barren desert Two paths One the mirror image of the other A single turn And everything changes

 

Drop the Guilt

Sarah Chana Radcliffe, M. ED., C. PSYCH.

It’s a relentless inner voice telling us that we’re bad, bad, bad. How to transform guilt from inner critic to kindly mentor.

 

On the Home Front: Excerpts from my journal during the Yom Kippur War

Naomi Brudner

I was young, single, and alone in the country when the Yom Kippur War broke out. A Yerushalmi family I knew had invited me to be with them for Yom Kippur and I gladly accepted. I had no idea, of course, that this Yom Kippur would be unlike any other — in many ways. When war broke out, the family insisted that I stay with them, which I gratefully did, and during that time, I kept a journal.

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Sounds of Silence
Rabbi Moshe Grylak The Sages and their silences
The Slow Death of Europe
Yonoson Rosenblum What explains Europe’s self-destructive denial?
Time to Tell It Like It Is
Eytan Kobre Speak openly and honestly against evil
Vi Elult’zich?
Rabbi Henoch Plotnick Elul waits for no one
Wild Card
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Good for You
Faigy Peritzman Friends and family tried to cheer me up. “It wasn’t your...
Unparallel Lives
Sarah Chana Radcliffe What to do when spouses live out of tandem
Dear Girl on the Fridge Magnet
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