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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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Think It Through
Rabbi Moshe Grylak The import of the name Anshei Knesses Hagedolah
Face the Facts: Don’t Suppress Them
Yonoson Rosenblum The left behaves more and more like a cult
You Never Looked So Good
Eytan Kobre Growing hunger for the fleeting high of the superficial
Top 5 Shiur Title Techniques
Rabbi Dovid Bashevkin The answer to “what’s it about?” can fill or empty rooms
Power of Suggestion
Rachel Bachrach Mikey Benzaken is a stage hypnotist based in Jerusalem
Make It Happen
Jacob L. Freedman “If I’m a bum then let me be a bum”
Hard Knocks
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman The Langer boys never forgot that apology
The Classic That Almost Didn’t Make the Cut
Riki Goldstein “It took only ten minutes to write, so we weren’t sure”
Hevel Pihem Keeps the World Going
Riki Goldstein The purity of their eyes and their innocent chatter
Yussi Sonnenblick never imagined they’d be singing “Eilecha” half a century later
Riki Goldstein “It’s nice to hear people still singing those songs”
The Rebbe’s Smile and the Rav’s Slap
Riki Goldstein “That was probably my most memorable performance”
Life in the Other Lane
Faigy Peritzman We should honor every Jew as if he were a talmid chacham
Needy
Sarah Chana Radcliffe The needier a person, the more they push people away
Touch of Light
Rebbetzin Debbie Greenblatt “A person cannot live without any kavod”
Stay-at-Home Therapist: Part I
D. Himy, M.S. CCC-SLP and Zivia Reischer She turns to me. “You know the type, smart and silent?”