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Last Chance for Freedom

Barbara Bensoussan

Sixty years ago, on October 23, 1956, revolution erupted in Budapest, Hungary's capital. The unguarded borders allowed thousands to flee, including 20,000 Jews. Where are they?

 

Clouds of Faith

Aryeh Erlich

Rav Mordechai Hager, the spiritual leader of Vizhnitz-Monsey, survived the war with his family, and then set out on his next daunting quest: to rebuild Vizhnitz chassidus in America

 

Courtesy of the KGB

Eytan Kobre

Rabbi Aryeh Katzin may be a leader of American Russian Jewry today, but back in the Soviet Union of the 1970s, he was a young Jewish soul looking for answers

 

Return to Sender

Eliyahu Ackerman

After fleeing Brisk, an influx of letters from home became Rav Moshe Soloveitchik’s lifeline and subsequent private treasure… until they disappeared. Decades later, have they resurfaced?

 

Eyes Wide Open

Yisroel Besser

Reb Mota Frank greets every Jew as a brother, looking past the challenges and failures to the neshamah beneath. The popular Breslov mashpia’s simple message has attracted a worldwide audience

 

Kibbutz with a Cause

Binyamin Rose

Special-needs adults have found a haven on Kibbutz Kishor, a Western Galilee community built especially for their needs — and redefining “special needs” along the way

 

15 Minutes of Fame

It’s always news when an Orthodox Jew is lauded in mainstream media. But what happens to these former headliners years down the line?

 

Jewish Jordan

Cindy Scarr

I got 700 media requests in one week after that, and appeared in a four-page spread in Sports Illustrated. They called me “the Jewish Jordan”

 

Smuggler of the Syrians

Baila Rosenbaum

For the next 28 years, I arranged for more than 3,000 Syrian Jews to be smuggled from Aleppo, Damascus, and Qamishli

 

Right Place, Wrong Time

C. S. Teitelbaum

I narrowly escaped death at this year’s Brussels airport attack on March 22. I then filmed the first seconds. My video was viewed by millions

 

The Muroff Moment

Malky Lowinger

It was clear I had to return the money to make a kiddush Hashem. I also wanted to avoid the potential for a chillul Hashem



 
Hidden Power
Yonoson Rosenblum One never knows the power of his or her mitzvos
Can You Tell a Phony?
Eytan Kobre “You’re not using the phone; the phone is using you”
Grief and Gratitude
Yisroel Besser The deepest, most sophisticated truth in the world
Nobody's Perfect
Alexandra Fleksher With the gift of maturity, we learn to accept
Colossal Humility
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman The last words I ever heard from my rebbi
Ready and Waiting
Baruch S. Fertel, MD, MPA, FACEP Why does everything take so long in the ER?
Bless You!
Faigy Peritzman Blessings don't create anything new in the natural world
Ready, Set, Succeed!
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Ensure success with explicit, doable instructions
The Radiance of Surrender
Mrs Shani Mendlowitz Honest admission reveals your inner radiance