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Mommying without Mommy

Michal Eisikowitz

Whether they lost their mother at age six or sixteen, these women had to face the pain all over again when they started their own families. How losing a mother at a young age shapes the parent you become, and the challenges of raising children without a maternal guide.

 

Sweet Dreams!

Shira Yehudit Djlilmand

We spend a third of our lives sleeping — and apparently, a good portion of that dreaming. And yet dreams are a little-understood phenomenon. What causes dreams? Are they to be taken seriously? Discover the world that appears while we sleep.

 

Keeping the Fire Burning

Libi Astaire

Whether it’s the fulfillment of a dream or an unexpected detour, most full-time kiruv professionals go into kiruv thinking they will do it for just a few years. Some women, though, have discovered that kiruv isn’t just a short break from “real life” — it’s a long-term commitment that gives life real meaning. At this year’s Women in Kiruv (WIK) Conference, a few of them shared their stories and their secrets.

 

Short Story: Guardian

as told to Rayzel Reich by her grandmother, Mrs. Jenia Reich

It is Shabbos. Shabbos is a peaceful day, a day of rest. Today is not peaceful. There is something wrong. I don’t know what it is. I don’t know if anyone knows what it is. But we can tell that something is wrong.



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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