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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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Using Our Free Will Effectively
Yonoson Rosenblum The image we carry of ourselves is key
Pitcher-Perfect
Eytan Kobre The ripple effects of one Jew’s kiddush Sheim Shamayim
Living the High Life
Rabbi Avrohom Neuberger It is exhilarating to matter, to be truly alive
It’s Time for Us to Speak Up
Rabbi Dovid Eliezrie We must speak out proudly for the values of Yiddishkeit
Kiruv Is Not Dead
Rabbi Meir Goldberg Do these sound like uninspired or closed students?
Frosting on the Cake
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman “Let’s not let a missing chocolate cake ruin our siyum!”
A Warm Corner in Flatbush
Yosef Zoimen It was a simple shul with a choshuve leader
Out of Control
Jacob L. Freedman “That’s illegal, Dr. Fine. I can’t have a part in this”
Song of Reckoning in the Skulener Court
Riki Goldstein “It’s awe-inspiring to watch the Rebbe sing this song”
“U’teshuvah, U’tefillah, U’tzedakah”
Riki Goldstein Throughout the Yamim Noraim, three words accompany us
The Rebbe Held His Gaze
Riki Goldstein A moment etched in Reb Dovid Werdyger’s memory forever
The Road Taken
Faigy Peritzman In the end it’s clear who really merits true happiness
Sincere Apology
Sarah Chana Radcliffe A heartfelt and complete apology can turn things around
Power Pack of Mercy
Mrs. Shani Mendlowitz The 13 Attributes of Mercy are “an infinite treasure”
The Appraiser: Part II
D. Himy M.S. CCC-SLP, and Zivia Reischer “Eli needs to see people who struggled to achieve”