Word Prompt – SHMOOZING – Yitzchak Sprung

A good shmooze reveals ourselves to others and reveals others to us; it is a learning experience.

Word Prompt – SHMOOZING – Yehuda Pryce

It’s been said that the Chofetz Chaim enjoyed a good schmooze, with the understanding that the halachos of lashon hara can and should be adhered to so that a schmooze can still serve the function of us maintaining a connection to Hashem.

Word Prompt – SHMOOZING – Nachum Segal

Some shmoozes result in important decisions being made, points of view being changed and relationships being solidified.

Word Prompt – SHMOOZING – Sari Kopitnikoff

It’s the little light bulb moments, the pithy nuggets of wisdom, and the sharing of life perspective that came about during those teacher shmoozes.

Word Prompt – SHMOOZING – Ziona Greenwald

The origin of the word confirms this negative association: Shmooze comes from the Yiddish shmuessen, which in turn derives from the Hebrew sh’muah, meaning tidings or rumor (read: juicy gossip).

Word Prompt – RIVKA – Rivka Press Schwartz

The clerk in the registrar's office was having none of it. When she heard about the name I wanted to change, and why, she gave me a buck-up talk about having pride in my background (I had plenty, thank you), and not being worried about others' confusion.

Word Prompt – RIVKA – Maayan Zik

This venture seems like an introvert dipping her toes in extroverted waters, trying new things she’d never imagine doing before. This experience brings her tremendous blessings.

Word Prompt – RIVKA – Rachel Freier

As Jewish mothers, we should learn from our matriarchs to use the unique inner strength we possess. Inner strength based on binah yeseirah – divinely inspired intuition.

Word Prompt – RIVKA – Bin Goldman

One of the key lessons that Rivka teaches us about leadership is the importance of balancing confidence and a willingness to push boundaries with considerations of morals and character.

Word Prompt – RIVKA – Elli Fischer

I see a lot of my grandmother in my daughter, who is also a preschool teacher, and it is shaping her persona, too.

Word Prompt – KAVOD – Dr. Rivka Press Schwartz

True kavod habriyot is not about treating well those whom we know, or like, or feel comfortable with. It is about honoring the bit of the Divine inside every human being we encounter.

Word Prompt – KAVOD – Shani Taragin

Kavod, honor, respect and esteem judged by societal standards, is in fact taught by chazal, a value and sense of self-esteem bestowed by us to other creations of Hashem.

Word Prompt – KAVOD – Asher Yablok

Indeed, kavod is a two-way street. We often think of it as something we give though we receive much more from showing kavod.

Word Prompt – KAVOD – Shlomo Zuckier

Kavod means honor, but it means so much more. Related to the word kaved, or heavy, it refers to things that are weighty, that are deserving of our respect.

Word Prompt – KAVOD – Gershon Schusterman

Kavod has two translations: honor and respect, which are similar but distinct. That’s why everyone who is honored is respected but not everyone who is respected is honored.

Word Prompt – POLAND – Allison Josephs

We need to take these awful suggestions and use them to create enough fire in our bellies in order for us to do the exact opposite.

Word Prompt – POLAND – David Hoffman

If you ask me, it should be a wasteland for us.

Word Prompt – POLAND – Rabbi Dovid Cohen

I may have been too young to truly grasp the magnitude of the atrocities but I vividly see today, in my heart's mind, the pain and anguish that was.

Word Prompt – POLAND – Tuly Weisz

It is no coincidence that as the number of Holocaust survivors declines, anti-Semitism surges.

Word Prompt – POLAND – Akiva Kra

Well-known achronim, including Rav Chaim, the Netziv, Maharsham, and Tosfos Yom Tov are all buried there.

Word Prompt – CHULENT – Shoshana Keats Jaskoll

Created as a way to eat warm foods while still keeping Shabbat, it speaks of home, it speaks of tradition…it speaks of connection.

Word Prompt – CHULENT – Eli Lebowicz

I'm pretty sure the concept of chulent wouldn't exist if not for the Jews.

Word Prompt – CHULENT – Avi Ganz

Maybe therein lies the secret of the chulent: We Jews aren't one stereotype. Among the different backgrounds and traditions (and the many without a particular tradition) there are myriad characteristics, personalities, and (flavor) profiles.

Word Prompt – CHULENT – Naomi Nachman

There is nothing better than a steaming bowl of hearty, warm food when you enter your home from shul on a cold, wintry night.

Word Prompt – CHULENT – Ann Koffsky

Chulent shows that while our Torah is structured and dictates how and when we cook and how and when we eat, we still have enormous creative choices within its framework.

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