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Impressions: Survival Camping

Joe Gordon, prepared for print by Baila Rosenbaum

When Joe Gordon agreed to be a summer camp counselor for Yad Yisroel, a nonprofit organization dedicated to reviving Yiddishkeit in Belarus, he had no idea the experience would have such a great impact on so many young Jewish lives — including his own. A look inside his diary brings it all back to life

 

Lifelines: Living with Dignity

C. Saphir

The news wasn’t a shock. Our 84-year-old mother had been fighting cancer for years, and the cancer had recently metastasized to her bones. But what looked like the end of the story was not what we expected

 

Cut ’n Paste: That Is a Seder

As told to Rayzel Reich by Mr. Ephraim Reich

“What did Zeide Chazkele have to do with Pesach? Sure, there are many great stories about him that must be told. But, like, right now...?” What a surprise was in store…

 

Summer Job: Chapter 49

Dov Haller

Chaim typed the same thing he’d found himself writing again and again over the past few weeks. Be gebentsht, don’t know what I’d do without you.

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What’s in a Name?
Shoshana Friedman “What does Writer X have to say this week?”
Atonement — Fake and Real
Yonoson Rosenblum White confessionals and faux rituals
Four Walls Coming Full Circle
Eytan Kobre All the while, there’s been a relationship in the offing...
And Yet We Smile
Yisroel Besser We are the nation that toils to be happy at all costs
Out of This World
Rabbi Henoch Plotnick Dirshu Hashem b’himatzo — we are in Hashem’s company now...
Steven and Jonathan Litton
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Tali Messing
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Sick Note
Jacob L. Freedman “Of course, Dr. Freedman. Machul, machul, machul”
Avoiding Health Columns Can Be Good for You
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman Only one reliable guide for good health: our Torah
Endnote: Side Notes
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Me, Myself, and Why
Faigy Peritzman Where there’s no heart and no love, there’s no point
Can’t Do It Without You
Sarah Chana Radcliffe When you step up to the plate, you build your home team
Eternal Joy
Mrs. Elana Moskowitz The joy of Succos is the fruit of spiritual victory
The Appraiser: Part III
D. Himy, M.S. CCC-SLP and Zivia Reischer Make sure your child knows his strengths
Hidden Special Needs
Rena Shechter You won’t see his special needs, but don’t deny them
Dear Wealthy Friend
Anonymous There’s no need for guilt. I am truly happy for you