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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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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”