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A Vision of Tradition

Azriela Jaffe

No Yom Tov is as rife with minhagim as Pesach, and many of us follow traditions passed down over centuries. But how does the Seder look in the homes of those who have rediscovered Torah? How does one create a mesorah when none exists?

 

From Survival to Significance: Rebbetzin Sheina Golda Goldstein

Leah Gebber

She was only a teen when the Nazis overturned her word. Not only did she survive the horrors; the crucible of the death camps crystallized her determination to live a life of spiritual grandeur. She followed Hashem to the barren land of America, and there she and her husband sowed the seeds that would allow the next stop in galus to flourish. Snapshots from the life of a great woman.

 

Sylvia’s REAL Sponge Cake Recipe

“Edited” by: Perel Grossman

This may come as a surprise to y’all, but I’m not what you would call a natural-born chef. At my bridal shower, my friends presented me with the recipe for boiling water. I was eternally grateful.

 

The Accidental Hostess

Chany Rosengarten

It started with one secular student whom her husband met in the Rebbe’s anteroom. It snowballed into a kiruv initiative that has touched thousands of lives.

 

Ticket to Freedom

Machla Abramovitz

Sessi Dzialowski was only eleven years old when she escaped from Germany on a Kindertransport, a rescue mission that saved nearly 10,000 children from Nazi persecution. The now great-grandmother shares her poignant, powerful story.

 

Go West, Young Meideleh

Libi Astaire

During the 1800s, European Jews were on the move. Although we’re all familiar with the story of the massive waves of immigration to the goldene medina otherwise known as New York City, a lesser-known tale is that of the Jewish pioneers who traveled onward, in search of a “promised land” in the American West. Family First offers a glimpse at women who followed their husbands out West while never abandoning their Creator.



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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”