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A Gadol Called Tatty

Elky Pascal

The sight of HaRav Shmuel Berenbaum, rosh yeshivah of the Mirrer Yeshivah, bent over his Gemara with a look of ecstasy on his face, is etched into the collective memory of the thousands of talmidim who loved him and learned from him. As Jews the world over mark the fourth yahrtzeit of this towering personality, his daughter, Rebbetzin Goldy Sorotzkin, shares cherished memories of life as his child.

 

A 30% Off Shabbos: The Great Family First Challenge

Rachel Bachrach

The challenge: Make two beautiful Shabbos seudos while trimming a full 30% off the regular budget. Should they cut on kneidlach or compote? Rethink the soda or the salmon? Calculators in hand, three intrepid balabustas braved the great Family First Thrifty Challenge.

 

A Beautiful Gift

Shira Yehudit Djlilmand

For children born with hydranencephaly, a rare condition in which all or much of the brain is missing, the prognosis is usually gloomy — death by age one. But then there are children like four-year-old Natan Shai, who are beating all the odds and bringing great joy to their families.

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Fallen Idols
Rabbi Moshe Grylak Even the best of values can become idolatry
Declaring Bankruptcy
Yonoson Rosenblum The implosion of the Conservative movement
Something from Nothing
Eytan Kobre Israel should go for a bigger win than baseball
The Business Trip
Rabbi Avrohom Neuberger Sometimes business trips aren’t strictly business
Death and Taxes
Jacob L. Freedman Aliyah ups, downs, and all-arounds
Perspective Shift
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman Single, female, Orthodox, adult: not an oxymoron
Mission with Ambition
Faigy Peritzman The way you see her is what she will become
Drop the Nagging
Sarah Chana Radcliffe You can gain cooperation, but not by nagging
Trying Our Patience
Rebbetzin Aviva Feiner Savlanus isn’t just patience, it’s endurance
Redeeming Factor
Shoshana Itzkowitz “When was the last time we ate a meal behind the dryer?”