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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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Sounds of Silence
Rabbi Moshe Grylak The Sages and their silences
The Slow Death of Europe
Yonoson Rosenblum What explains Europe’s self-destructive denial?
Time to Tell It Like It Is
Eytan Kobre Speak openly and honestly against evil
Vi Elult’zich?
Rabbi Henoch Plotnick Elul waits for no one
Wild Card
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman “Welcome your son, even on Shabbos”
Good for You
Faigy Peritzman Friends and family tried to cheer me up. “It wasn’t your...
Unparallel Lives
Sarah Chana Radcliffe What to do when spouses live out of tandem
Dear Girl on the Fridge Magnet
Words Unspoken I could say, “Welcome to real life, honey!” as I notice ...