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Transplanting the Dream: The Legacy of Rebbetzin Vichna Kaplan

Danielle Leibowitz

She was an orphan from Baranovich. But she single-handedly brought the vision and the fire of Sarah Schenirer to the distant shores of America. There, she fought apathy, ignorance, and suspicion until she succeeded in planting a tree of Torah whose fruits would change the face of the land.

 

Life On The Other Side

C.B. Gavant

There’s a lot of rejoicing when treatment ends. But then the next challenge begins: returning to “normal life.” Survivors speak about what it’s like to return to their old lives when they’re no longer the same people.

 

Pickles & Ice Cream

Shira Isenberg, RD, MPH

What is it about pregnancy craving that can push a vegetarian mother-to-be toward meat or a health-obsessed foodie to chips and fast food? The science and psychology behind what we crave — and why.

 

Short Story: The Doorman

Batsheva Morgenstern

We knew him simply as Leonid. It was always just Leonid — none of us had ever thought to ask his last name. Unlike the other doormen on West 72nd St. who were, for the most part, African American fellows, Leonid stood out like a mink coat at a vegetarians’ convention. How this uneducated Muscovite septuagenarian landed such a prestigious position (relatively speaking) was anyone’s guess. Yet with his navy officer getup and white gloves, he exuded a quiet pride.

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Washington Will Have to Go
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Time for a Rematch
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Ivri Anochi
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From the Mouth of Babes
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Something’s Wrong
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Woman of Greatness
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Let Freedom Ring
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Dear Daughter
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