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Garden of Eatin’

Barbara Bensoussan

Gardens and farms have always been part of human existence: Hashem created Adam and placed him in a garden, then expelled him and obliged him to farm for his sustenance. But nowadays, sowing, tending, and harvesting one’s own fruits and vegetables are something we read about rather than something we do. Our kids learn words like winnowing, plowing, and tilling in yeshivah, but can’t imagine anybody actually performing such labors. The Denver Academy of Torah (DAT) set out to change all that.

 

Middle Matters

C.B. Gavant

Whether you’re the second child or the seventh, most people fall somewhere in between the bechor and the baby. How does this affect personality? Does it matter how big your family is? Middle-borns share their side of the birth-order story.

 

Hosting the Ultimate Shabbos Table

Margie Pensak

“A wonderful gift I have in My treasury house and Shabbos is its name.” Inviting guests to our Shabbos table gives us the opportunity to share that gift. The logistics, though, can sometimes seem daunting. Family First unravels the who, where, and how of enjoying Shabbos company

 

Searching for Solace

Devoirelle Halberstam

“I came here today, to Auschwitz, to fulfill a request. The last request of a man I knew. He wrote a letter.”

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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
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