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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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Har Sinai on the Gaza Fence
Rabbi Moshe Grylak “Who would ever believe I’d be holding a sefer Torah?”
In Budapest, a Thirst for Torah
Yonoson Rosenblum “This is a matter of saving an entire tzibbur”
Torah Consumer’s Alert
Eytan Kobre To learn Torah — but just as surely, to learn from it
Relive Matan Torah Every Single Day
Rabbi Henoch Plotnik Incredible zechusim we can generate through resolutions
5 out of 10: Top 5 Seforim Intros Celebrating Torah
Rabbi Dovid Bashevkin What are you going to learn on Shavuos night?
Right-Hand Man
Jacob L. Freedman “Goodbye, Dr. Freedman, I’ve got a whole world to save”
The Good News about Obituaries
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman To write our own epitaphs while we can still write
Endnote: The Song That Still Plays for You
Riki Goldstein What’s that tune that, when you hear it, brings you back...
A Golden Opportunity
Faigy Peritzman What did Rus have that Orpah lacked?
Say It with Cheesecake
Sarah Chana Radcliffe A positive learning experience creates lessons that stic...
Say Yes to Kindness
Miriam Kosman With her, Rus brought the key to humanity’s redemption
A Soaring Spirit
Chana Ungar To Marcie a”h, life meant doing what G-d expected of her