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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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And Yet We Smile
Yisroel Besser We are the nation that toils to be happy at all costs
Out of This World
Rabbi Henoch Plotnick Dirshu Hashem b’himatzo — we are in Hashem’s company now...
Steven and Jonathan Litton
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Tali Messing
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Sick Note
Jacob L. Freedman “Of course, Dr. Freedman. Machul, machul, machul”
Avoiding Health Columns Can Be Good for You
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman Only one reliable guide for good health: our Torah
Endnote: Side Notes
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Me, Myself, and Why
Faigy Peritzman Where there’s no heart and no love, there’s no point
Can’t Do It Without You
Sarah Chana Radcliffe When you step up to the plate, you build your home team
Eternal Joy
Mrs. Elana Moskowitz The joy of Succos is the fruit of spiritual victory
The Appraiser: Part III
D. Himy, M.S. CCC-SLP and Zivia Reischer Make sure your child knows his strengths
Hidden Special Needs
Rena Shechter You won’t see his special needs, but don’t deny them
Dear Wealthy Friend
Anonymous There’s no need for guilt. I am truly happy for you