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Posted on: April 28th, 2016

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We were reintroduced and Leah warmly welcomed me to ask what was in my heart. Her genuine warmth and sweet loving smile overwhelmed me.

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Posted on: April 21st, 2016

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Though dozens of beautiful and memorable Pesachs have passed since that fateful chag thirty-five years ago, the memory of that tragic Yom Tov is forever engrained in our family’s collective memory.

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Posted on: April 14th, 2016

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I was dumbstruck. I couldn’t help but laugh. Here we thought the idea was my husband’s but obviously the idea came from somewhere else.

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Posted on: April 7th, 2016

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Baruch Hashem, I have plenty of family in Israel, but Miriam’s host was not “family” per se, though her host would differ with me on this fact, rather someone whose family had an impact on me over 50 years ago!

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Posted on: March 31st, 2016

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Their father had been deported to a forced labor camp at the beginning of the Holocaust. He was never seen again.

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Posted on: March 24th, 2016

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He hadn’t even bothered to think of a plausible excuse as to why they had suddenly found a spare Seder dish and he hoped they wouldn’t ask him any questions.

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Posted on: March 17th, 2016

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We were pleasantly surprised, just after my wife lit the Shabbos candles, when Sonja’s face lit up and she exclaimed, “I remember my mother doing that!”

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Posted on: March 10th, 2016

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The fact that I was in a hurry made me think I should just take the card from him and open it for him.

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Posted on: March 3rd, 2016

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After all, the exact amount one will make throughout the year is determined on Rosh Hashanah. It was only during Rosh Hashanah davening that I realized exactly what the kaparah was for.

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Posted on: February 25th, 2016

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The woman closest to her smiled and said, "I'm not, but my great grandmother was, and I like Jewish people."

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Posted on: February 18th, 2016

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Where could we go? There was no shelter anywhere! But then we noticed a small white house beside an old red barn hiding behind the trees.

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Posted on: February 11th, 2016

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One evening, that young man ‘happened’ to leave just as I did, and he chivalrously offered to walk me to my bus stop.

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Posted on: February 4th, 2016

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A Job…good girls… “I’ll get one,” I whispered furtively to Blankie. “I’ll be one of those good girls.”

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Posted on: January 28th, 2016

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He handed it to me and hmm… yes, it was definitely a private check book left unattended, with a woman’s name, address, and phone number printed at the top.

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Posted on: January 21st, 2016

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The day finally came, and with great anticipation and joy, both Einat and her husband went to the hospital.

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Posted on: January 14th, 2016

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This was just one of the odd things I heard, there were more when we visited the family sitting shiva.

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Posted on: January 7th, 2016

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As he was en route, with one scholar and one scholar-wannabe in tow, he was unfortunately involved in a too-close encounter with a huge army truck.

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Posted on: December 31st, 2015

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As he was leading the kehillah, he heard a voice in his ear instructing him “to take care of my daughter.”

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Posted on: December 24th, 2015

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Occasionally, Shimon would enquire after their children and grandchildren but for many this was too painful as they had little or no contact with them, so he had learnt over the years who he could ask and who he shouldn’t.

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Posted on: December 17th, 2015

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It was only later in the day, during afternoon carpool, that things abruptly spun out of control. Literally.

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