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The Winning Ticket

Miriam Gross and Bracha Yaari

What’s it like to walk away from a raffle with $100,000 to your name? Or a luxury car? Or a brand-new kitchen? Lucky lottery and Chinese auction winners — and the people responsible for delivering the good tidings — share their incredible stories.

 

Building a New World

Libi Astaire

Being a refugee means being in limbo — a situation that Esther Austern faced when her forced labor camp was liberated in April 1945. Yet Esther didn’t sit and wait for life to unfold; she utilized every opportunity to build a better, brighter future.

 

Crutches

As told to Leah Gebber

With all the endless ways we destroy things with hate — marriages, communities, schools—you’d think that love would be the simplest thing in the world.



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Weekly Struggle
Shoshana Friedman Cover text: promise big and deliver what we promise
Only Through You
Rabbi Moshe Grylak A response to last week’s letter, “Waiting in Passaic”
Are You Making a Kiddush Hashem?
Yonoson Rosenblum In communal affairs, “one bad apple…” often applies
Chance of a Lifetime
Eytan Kobre I identify with the urge to shout, “No, don’t do it!”
Work / Life Solutions with Bunim Laskin
Moe Mernick "You only get every day once"
Seeking a Truly Meaningful Blessing
Dovid Zaidman We want to get married. Help us want to date
Shivah Meditations
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman Equivalence between two such polar opposites is puzzling
Magnet Moment
Jacob L. Freedman Everyone’s fighting a battle we know nothing about
Secrets and Surprises
Riki Goldstein Top-secret suits Eli Gerstner just fine
Blasts of Warmth
Riki Goldstein Keeping the chuppah music upbeat in low temperatures
Behind the Scenes
Faigy Peritzman The intrinsic value of each mitzvah
Good Vision
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Good or bad, nice or not? What you see is what you get
Day of Peace
Mrs. Elana Moskowitz On Shabbos we celebrate peace within and without