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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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Faigy Peritzman The intrinsic value of each mitzvah
Good Vision
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Day of Peace
Mrs. Elana Moskowitz On Shabbos we celebrate peace within and without