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To Be Big

Zehava Kaner

When one considers the life and legacy of Rabbi Shlomo Freifeld, ztz”l, many words spring to mind. Rosh yeshivah. Rebbi. Mashpiah. Oheiv Yisrael. When one asks the wives of his beloved talmidim to describe their connection with Rabbi Freifeld, they have only one word: Father.

 

From Koran to Kedushah: A Muslim Girl’s Search for Meaning

Michal Eisikowitz

When Tzipporah Perel’s chassan broke the glass under their chuppah, there wasn’t a dry eye in the crowd. Friends, family, and mentors shared in the couple’s deep joy. But one woman stood out: Tzipporah Perel’s mother, who seemed overcome by mixed emotions. Why was she unable to partake fully in her daughter’s immense joy? She’s a devout Muslim, and her daughter had just married a Jew. Here in our special "Beyond the Confines" theme section, the remarkable story of Tzipporah Perel's journey.

 

Escaping the Prison of Silence

Shira Yehudit Djlilmand

Many autistic children are trapped within themselves, unable to communicate with the outside world. In our special “Beyond the Confines” theme section, we explore the various therapies that help numerous children learn to open up and reveal their special personalities

 

Breaking Past the Communist Shackles

Yocheved Lavon

Two famous refuseniks born in the Soviet Union under the KGB's prying eyes. One was raised with a rich Jewish heritage, the other had merely a name that would always remind her she was Jewish and a promise that someday she would reach Eretz Yisrael. But both received enough to keep the Jewish spark bright, enough to enable them to live beyond the confines of a repressive regime even while imprisoned in it. Batya Barg and Carmela Raiz share their stories for our special "Beyond the Confines" theme section.

 

The Ultimate Ezer K’Negdo: One Woman’s Battle With Her Husband’s Mental Illness

Barbara Bensoussan

When Ahuva F. discovered her husband had a mental illness, she was tempted to run away. Instead, she joined forces with him to slay the inner dragon. Family First explores her story for our special "Beyond the Confines" theme section.

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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?”