By Adina Chrysler No one warned me about the struggle - it’s kind of taboo, because admitting to the difficulty means acknowledging the void, the ache in one's heart. The failed expectations, the dashed hopes and dreams. The gripping loneliness, even while surrounded by loved ones. The pain of being single. It means admitting I … Continue reading Pain of being single leads to Peace in the the Process
By Mindy Rubenstein I’ve gone through multiple miscarriages in my lifetime. The first one was around age 26, a couple months before I got pregnant with my oldest child who is now 16. If you do the math you know I’m in my 40s. The most recent pregnancy loss was last month. I was 11 … Continue reading What I learned from my recent miscarriage
I’m sitting at my desk, distracted by the photo slideshow screensaver scrolling across my computer. My daughter is wearing a pink dress as she makes homemade slushies, a perfect little smile across her sweet face. Then a younger version of my boys comes up -- one still a toddler -- their big, brown eys peering … Continue reading Letting Go of Guilt and Learning to Love
By Anna Frieman, senior, Scheck Hillel Community School Sholem was the kid who always had a smile on his face, who never complained, who was an emblem of love, gratitude, and Jewish pride. One time I asked him why he wore a Kippah, and his answer was so simple but so beautiful. “Because I’m Jewish,” … Continue reading Let’s fight for the light and reach new heights
By Devorah Benchimol The Talmud says: man fears his fellow man more than he fears God. This article was written by Sholem’s mom, Devorah and translated by Anna Frieman. A simple Sunday night, during the crazy COVID quarantine. A family readying itself for just another week to come. Me, preparing, doing my things, hearing my … Continue reading Sholem’s Legacy
Since it is neither possible nor a good idea to sanitize the world, our microcosms are our own responsibility. This has always been true. Spare yourself the unhealthy stress of worrying what others are doing. Focus on your personal efforts and thank Hashem in advance for continuing to keep you safe.