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More than Meets the Eye

Barbara Bensoussan

Legally blind, and living in the simplest of apartments, Naomi Adir is hardly your typical philanthropist. Yet over the decades she’s given hundreds of thousands of dollars to support Torah education.

 

The Long Road to the Chuppah

Gila Arnold

They’re home from seminary, and the phones start to ring. The race is on, and girl after girl sprints toward the chuppah. Babies, one after the other, soon follow. But what about the girl who never got past the start line? What is life like for her?

 

Short Story: A Gem of an Idea

Chava Regen

The handshake she received from Aunt Chaya was warm with the energy released by a night of dancing, but the accompanying “Mazel Tov” was cool. Well, the truth was that everything expressed by Uncle Ephraim’s family came across that way. Neither with frost nor fury, just a cool distance.

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Just Because
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Hide and Veg
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