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Esty Heller
#In A Word
The strong trees protruding through the snow and the sun shining through the shadows are a reminder to me that Hashem always provides us with strength and warmth in the coldness of life
Mishpacha Contributors
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If I had to describe the atmosphere at this dinner in Wiesenthal's honor, I would say it was this overwhelming sense of “we have won”
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Map the Starlight
Why do maps fascinate me? Partly because I love fault lines. The border between doubt and certainty. The place between choice, faith, passivity, and acceptance
Leah Gebber
Map the Starlight
Jocef continued. “This is the definition of a book, Ramon. Something that takes you on a journey. This is what must be saved from the flames
Leah Gebber
Text Messages
It’s miraculous, mesmerizing, and makes for a great story. But it’s not a kiddush Hashem
Eytan Kobre
Text Messages
It’s a clear statement about how some of America’s greatest Torah leaders view smartphone use
Eytan Kobre
Oasis in Time
At Shalosh Seudos, our focus is on yichud with Hashem
Mrs. Elana Moskowitz
Oasis in Time
This message, so elementary, is challenging to maintain
Mrs. Elana Moskowitz
Kichels
Two grown women, each paralyzed with fear at the thought of boarding a plane. A therapist uses innovative techniques to uncover the layers beneath the phobia and enables them to heal   Yudit I was always a good, quiet kid. I never got into trouble, never had “issues.” And being the good kid that I
Bracha Stein and Chani Judowitz
Kichels
Two grown women, each paralyzed with fear at the thought of boarding a plane. A therapist uses innovative techniques to uncover the layers beneath the phobia and enables them to heal   Yudit I was always a good, quiet kid. I never got into trouble, never had “issues.” And being the good kid that I
Bracha Stein and Chani Judowitz
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Meticulous attention to detail, a cool head, and high tolerance for long, uncomfortable journeys are all requirements for Rabbi Danny Moore’s work as a globe-trotting kashrus supervisor. “A mashgiach doesn’t pasken! My job is to see and report the facts on the ground”

By Riki Goldstein

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Each person who turns away from the path of Torah has his own sad trajectory. Fortunately, many of them loop back, returning to Torah from a place of authenticity, finally finding the beauty and joy within Yiddishkeit

By Zivia Reischer

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They said you’d never be able to pull it off, that you were the wrong person for the job, that it would never work, that you were sure to fail. But sometimes, life’s greatest lessons are the ones that catch you by surprise — and teach you that you can do more, be more, than all those predictions after all

By Mishpacha Contributors

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An enlightening and honest perspective on therapy from the client’s side of the couch, plus pointers on how to make treatment more effective, faster, and more fulfilling

By Rivky Stone

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Fifteen simanim form the structure of our Seder. If we listen closely, we can hear them echo in our everyday lives. Fifteen stories of transformation and tradition

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As mothers, we’re influential in creating the memories that will accompany our children through life. Here, three women reflect on their role as memory maker

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