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Family Matters

Esty Heller

“I’m so happy for you that you had a boy. I’m sure you know my mother gives $10,000 to every grandson named after her father.”

 

Prime Location

Rochel Weber

At thirty he could no longer get into a kollel in America. The time for a move would be over. When he had married Tzivi, his in-laws had provided an apartment. Stuck in Yerushalayim. He felt a red shame creep up his face. You sheigetz! This is Yerushalayim.

 

Hearts in Translation

Leah Gebber

“And I see that there’s not even a kippah on your head, Hashem yerachem, a sheigetz you’ve become, one of those shkutzim on the streets and maybe are you taking ich veis those types of cigarettes that have chemicals, those drugs…”

 

Horses in the Wind

Esther Teichtal

Once you passed a certain age, he maintained, learning was an indulgence to be reserved for the early hours of the morning, and a little more at night — before, or after, one worked up a sweat to earn one’s daily bread. How could I argue with that? He had given me all I had.

 

Number 12

Dov Haller

“Yishtabach Shmo” was Zohara Benhammou’s favorite expression. She never tired of expressing gratitude to the One Above, bracelets clinking as she pointed upward to praise He Who had given her so much.

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