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Last Chance for Freedom

Barbara Bensoussan

Sixty years ago, on October 23, 1956, revolution erupted in Budapest, Hungary's capital. The unguarded borders allowed thousands to flee, including ...

Jewish Jordan

Cindy Scarr

I got 700 media requests in one week after that, and appeared in a four-page spread in Sports Illustrated. They called me “the Jewish Jordan”

Telltale Table

Abby Delouya

The table was the focal point of our gorgeous country kitchen, next to the yawning windows showcasing Vancouver’s snowy peaks, crystal-blue skies, ...

Veiled Plans

Rachael Lavon

“The people…who don’t know. They think I’m being picky,” she said, so softly, Bella nearly missed the fiery ache held in the words.

I want to thank Rabbi Eisenman for his Rosh Hashanah piece, “Nothing More to Say.” It was a powerful description of how the Rav turned his own confusion into utmost humility, and emphasized the strength of emunah of one simple Jew.

Nothing More to Say, Far Rockaway, New York

Shul with a View / Mishpacha, Issue 629
Yes, our job as Jews is to always strive to be more, to reach ever higher — in ruchniyus. Yet our job as Jews is also to strive to be content in life’s more mundane moments, even when it might feel as if all we're accomplishing is 1/12 of a teaspoon. Like the bee, sometimes we need to just do our job, and let Hashem evaluate the results. Thanks for the reminder.

C. S.

Keeper of the Bees / Family First, Issue 511

Day of Days

C. Rosenberg

Yom Kippur, a day of hushed whispers, heartfelt prayers, and awed feeling — if you spend Yom Kippur in shul, that is. What if you don’t?

The Great Walls

Elky Pascal

Like the walls of the succah, the walls teens build in difficult situations create a quiet space filled with security