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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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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 ...