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November 27, 2015 / 15 Kislev, 5776
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The Silbersteins’ Picnic

The Silbersteins' Picnic

Photo Credit: From the Steinfeldt Photography Collection of the Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest.

This is the Silberstein family picnicking at Turtle Lake, in the summer of 1918.

I wonder how long they had to sit like that, with a frozen smile, on the family Model T. But then they got to run down the slope to the lake and splash in the cool water.

I hope Mr. Silberstein pulled the handbrake.

About the Author: Yori Yanover has been a working journalist since age 17, before he enlisted and worked for Ba'Machane Nachal. Since then he has worked for Israel Shelanu, the US supplement of Yedioth, JCN18.com, USAJewish.com, Lubavitch News Service, Arutz 7 (as DJ on the high seas), and the Grand Street News. He has published Dancing and Crying, a colorful and intimate portrait of the last two years in the life of the late Lubavitch Rebbe, (in Hebrew), and two fun books in English: The Cabalist's Daughter: A Novel of Practical Messianic Redemption, and How Would God REALLY Vote.

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