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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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The Yeshivah That Never Gives Up
Rabbi Moshe Grylak Nurturing every spark until it’s a full-fledged flame
He Loved to Do Good
Yonoson Rosenblum What it means to take responsibility for a fellow Jew
Out of Character
Eytan Kobre This gaping gap in my would-be wordsmithery niggles
Got Grit?
Alexandra Fleksher How can we help our kids get grittier?
10 Questions for Yoni Fishkin
Rachel Bachrach 15,000 minyanim, more than 6,500 locations, 70 countries
Lucky Day
Jacob L. Freedman Zaki got an addictive thrill from risking it all
Ghost of a Chance
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman He knew and she knew. And that was all that mattered
Giving All I Have
Riki Goldstein The song of unswerving faith
Rabbi Shloime Taussig: I’m never in the studio without…
Riki Goldstein “I make sure to do this before every job”
Last-Minute Decisions
Riki Goldstein How do entertainers know they made the right choice?
Preparation Makes Perfect
Faigy Peritzman The more we prepare, the more we can receive kedushah
Not Wanted
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Lectures usually don’t inspire — they backfire
Constant Creation
Rabbi Menachem Nissel The keys to life are safely in Hashem’s Hands
The Gardener: Part IV
D. Himy with Zivia Reischer “When there’s a pause in conversation, you can join in”