Issues 06:08 The Light of Two Faiths

The Light of Two Faiths
Author: Susan Perlman

“The purpose of the celebration of Hanukkah is to welcome the Messiah. Peace is the Messiah. We light candles of peace to renew our faith in the ultimate triumph of peace over war. And we rededicate ourselves and our efforts to bringing this about.”1  ...

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Frieda Zuckerman’s Christmas

I was born in New York City, which you would know from my accent if I were speaking to you, but since this is on paper, you’ll just have to take my word for it. I won’t say how old I am, but I will tell you that I grew up during the Great Depression. Our...

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Seasonal Figure
Topics: poetry

Peering down at the burden she’s enfolding With timorous tenderness and love— A mother now, a very young one— Rejoicing that His will be done, Almost afraid to breathe, to move, For fear she may find it’s a dream she’s holding. It is no dream,...

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In the Little Shtetl of Vaysechvoos: Strange Things
Topics: vaysechvoos
Author: Susan Perlman

Mysterious things always seemed to be happening in Vaysechvoos: a cow might stop giving milk or a bird might plummet from the sky for no apparent reason. Can you imagine, a seemingly healthy bird dropping dead in front of you. Stranger things yet were known to have...

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