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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.
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.
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
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.
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.