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That Stuff Called Nosh

Shira Yehudit Djlilmand

Whether you call it snacks or nosh (or breaking your diet), it’s a comfort food for many. Let’s take a closer look at that mountain of stuff that comes through our door on Purim.

 

Mishloach Manos in Montreal

C.B. Gavant

Have you started packing your mishloach manos yet? With two weeks left till Purim, most likely your mishloach manos are still in the planning stages. But in Montreal, Canada, a group of dedicated people start packing mishloach manos before Chanukah each year! These devoted volunteers are focused not just on fulfilling the mitzvah of distributing packages of food on Purim, but also on raising money for a tzedakah organization in Eretz Yisrael called Yad Eliezer. Read on to find out how it all came about.

 

Spotlight: I Gave the Gift of a Lifetime

Sara Miriam Gross

Books, games and nosh are the kinds of things we usually share with our brothers and sisters. Nine-year-old Gitty Cohen* from Brooklyn gave her brother bone marrow — a priceless, healing gift from inside her bones.



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A Response to "Too Far from Home"
Rabbi Moshe Grylak “Chareidi Israel is not happy to absorb immigrants”
Life after Kollel
Yonoson Rosenblum Remaining a ben Torah requires remaining a bar daas
Angel's Advocate
Eytan Kobre Because this is how’s it’s supposed to be always
Bring Back the Wonder
Yisroel Besser Look around and say, “Ribbono shel Olam, wow!”
Make Your Words Count
Rabbi Shneur Aisenstark This story delivers two sobering lessons for all of us
I Know of What I Speak
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman I would allow my mask to fall, my soul to be revealed
Meet the Tzaddik
Jacob L. Freedman “Aren’t there meds that can get him back to yeshivah?”
Two centuries later, the Chasam Sofer’s niggunim are heard again
Riki Goldstein The musical side of the Chasam Sofer dynasty
How Do You Think of These Words?
Riki Goldstein “For me, the words are the neshamah of the song”
The Song I Can't Stop Singing: Shlomo Simcha
Riki Goldstein “Which song are you connecting to this season?”
Megama Had the Magic
Riki Goldstein Remembering Moshe Yess a”h and Shalom Levine a”h
Living Beyond the Moment
Faigy Peritzman Someone steeped in Torah always lives beyond the moment
Uncertainty
Sarah Chana Radcliffe We can only be sure that we can never be sure
Instinctive Knowledge
With Rav Moshe Wolfson, written by Baila Vorhand Jewish babies are born knowing Hashem
The Gardener: Part II
D. Himy, M.S. CCC-SLP and Zivia Reischer “It’s a secret language called body language”