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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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Evolution vs. Revolution
Shoshana Friedman I call it the “what happened to my magazine?” response
Up, Up, and Away
Rabbi Moshe Grylak What a fraught subject Eretz Yisrael is, to this day
Where Do You Come From?
Yonoson Rosenblum Could they be IDF officers with no Jewish knowledge?
Heaven Help Us
Eytan Kobre Writing about anti-Semitism should rouse, not soothe
Work/Life Solutions with Chedva Kleinhandler
Moe Mernick “Failures are our compass to success”
An Un-Scientific Survey
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman Are Jerusalemites unfriendly? Not necessarily
Out of Anger
Jacob L. Freedman How Angry Lawyer was finally able to calm down
5 Things You Didn’t Know about…Yitzy Bald
Riki Goldstein He composed his first melody at eight years old
When the Floodgates of Song Open, You’re Never Too Old
Riki Goldstein Chazzan Pinchas Wolf was unknown until three years ago
Who Helped Advance These Popular Entertainers?
Riki Goldstein Unsung deeds that boosted performers into the limelight
Your Task? Ask
Faigy Peritzman A tangible legacy I want to pass on to my children
Are You There?
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Emotional withdrawal makes others feel lonely, abandoned
A Peace of a Whole
Rebbetzin Debbie Greenblatt Love shalom more than you love being right
Seminary Applications
Rabbi Zecharya Greenwald, as told to Ariella Schiller It’s just as hard for seminaries to reject you