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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.

 

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.



MM217
 
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”