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Posted on: March 24th, 2016
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.
Posted on: March 17th, 2016
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!”
Posted on: March 10th, 2016
The fact that I was in a hurry made me think I should just take the card from him and open it for him.
Posted on: March 3rd, 2016
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.
Posted on: February 25th, 2016
The woman closest to her smiled and said, "I'm not, but my great grandmother was, and I like Jewish people."
Posted on: February 18th, 2016
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.
Posted on: February 11th, 2016
One evening, that young man ‘happened’ to leave just as I did, and he chivalrously offered to walk me to my bus stop.
Posted on: February 4th, 2016
A Job…good girls… “I’ll get one,” I whispered furtively to Blankie. “I’ll be one of those good girls.”
Posted on: January 28th, 2016
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.
Posted on: January 21st, 2016
The day finally came, and with great anticipation and joy, both Einat and her husband went to the hospital.
Posted on: January 14th, 2016
This was just one of the odd things I heard, there were more when we visited the family sitting shiva.
Posted on: January 7th, 2016
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.
Posted on: December 31st, 2015
As he was leading the kehillah, he heard a voice in his ear instructing him “to take care of my daughter.”
Posted on: December 24th, 2015
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.
Posted on: December 17th, 2015
It was only later in the day, during afternoon carpool, that things abruptly spun out of control. Literally.
Posted on: December 10th, 2015
Rabbi Margalit, wanting somehow to soothe the man’s pain, began to respond but the man wouldn’t let him.
Posted on: December 3rd, 2015
“Don’t say a word,” Mrs. P warned us with a wag of her finger. “Let the kallah think for herself.”
Posted on: November 26th, 2015
Although I did not know it yet, missing my stop was predestined.
Posted on: November 19th, 2015
I was not going to be the one to point out to her that there had been no reason for her to turn around at all.
Posted on: November 12th, 2015
Our reactions range from dismay to shellshock to utter helplessness. In fact, her youngest sister has yet to forgive her for the very unpleasant and unwelcome surprise that greeted us that morning.
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