Blasts of Tradition Ari Zivotofsky and Ari GreenspanWhile every other North African Jewish community has disintegrated, the Jews of Djerba are still a bastion of Torah on this island off the Tunisian mainland. Preserving ancient rituals and maintaining clandestine customs in a sea of revolution, they’ve remained an anomaly — and we were determined to learn their secret.
“We Won’t Stop Living”
Shlomi Gil | Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Amram Yosef is the scion of a famous rabbinic family, a grandson of Rav Ovadiah Yosef and son of Rav Yaakov Yosef. But nothing he learned at his father’s knee could prepare him for the grief of the past two years. Hammered by blow after blow, Amram says he’s found a new perspective that propels him onward.
Life, Stage Three
Malkie Schulman | Tuesday, May 26, 2015
You’ve finished raising your kids and your career is nearing an end. You miss those grandchildren terribly and want to help out your daughter with babysitting and dishes. While relocating in middle age isn’t always easy, the rewards can be great.
Let the Little People Play
Michal Eisikowitz Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Are the delightfully exhilarating — if a bit dangerous — parks of our youth facing extinction?
Marcia Stark Meth / Emmy Stark Zitter / Miriam Stark Zakon Tuesday, May 26, 2015
It’s time, once again, to play De Mamma Lushun Storytelling Game — where one Sister starts a story, hands it off to the next Sister, and the third Sister completes it. Of course there’s a catch: Each of our stories has to include some of the wise and occasionally wacky Yiddish words and expressions we learned from our Munkacs-born mother, Mrs. Rose Stark a”h.
Madame Chamberlaine: The Feather of the Golden Eagle
Tzipi Wolner Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Shuly jumped away from the front lawn while I just stood staring at the falling glass and rolling beads.
“This is not funny, Shuly. What in the world will I do now?”
Bentzi and the Magic Potion
Shifra Glick Tuesday, May 26, 2015
“All this sounds awful,” I said.
“Well, let’s have fun while you’re here.” Chemda broke into a run. “Race you to the house!” she called over her shoulder. “Wanna swing in the hammock?”
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