The loneliness is overwhelming. Yoel G., Yaakov Yosef G., and Yossi B. have spent ten months in solitary confinement, sitting on a hard concrete floor, their mobility severely restricted.
Yosef * had a dream. He wanted to open a yeshiva for young men like him, men who had returned to their roots and wanted to expand their learning in a relaxed, pastoral atmosphere.
Elaine was a well spouse of 45 with three almost-adult children when a life-long dream was fulfilled.
I recently became a bubbe again with the birth of a granddaughter, Kayla Elisheva.
Who doesn't love a good story? And who hasn't said to themselves, "I wish I could write this one down"?
It happens at every chuppah. After the bride's encircling of the groom seven times, after the recital of the special blessings, after the ring has been placed on her finger, there are a few seconds of collective silence in anticipation.
"I have always had so many dreams. So many hopes and aspirations..."
Our children have no idea how vulnerable we are as parents.
The brothers of Yosef referred to him as the "the dreamer." (Beraishis 37:19).
Several years ago my husband and I were the directors of a seminary, which girls from all over the world attended.
The aesthetic buzzards have been following him disappointed for years.
During this past Yom Tov, I spent some time with my son who lives out of town.
For many of us, the focus in the days after Pesach has been the Pesach weight gain.
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