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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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With All Due Respect
Rabbi Moshe Grylak The honor of every human being
What We Lost
Yonoson Rosenblum A long view, a larger perspective
Reprobate Return
Eytan Kobre Loyalty to the true and the morally upright
My Own Gentle Giant
Jacob L. Freedman Finn smirked. “Do whatever you want, Dr. Israel”
Individually United
Faigy Peritzman Two contradictions classify the Korban Pesach as a chok
Hearing Problems
Sarah Chana Radcliffe In fight mode, you may hear attacks never said
An Equal Focus
Rebbetzin Shira Smiles Remaining true to our most authentic feminine selves
The Marketer, Part I
D. Himy, M.S. CCC-SLP and Zivia Reischer “I’m late, my work is late, I come to meetings late”
Dear Neighbor and Friend
Words Unspoken I know you’ve been given challenging kids