Issues 08:09 Jews Who Found Peace

Piecing it Together: A New York Jew Finds Peace
Topics: our stories

When you break a tooth, you go to a dentist. When your shoes need heels, you go to a shoemaker. When your hair is too long, you go to a barber. Such small problems are conveniently remedied, easily fixed. But what do you do when it is your heart that needs repair? Where do you…

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Fiddler Over Wisconsin (circa 1904)

Jewish settlers in the middle west were of German and Russian-Lithuanian descent. Milwaukee was the nucleus of Jewish life in Wisconsin, branching into small communities all over the state. The immigrants started as peddlers by wagon, to the farmers, next opening small stores in outlying areas, and finally many became bank presidents and chain store…

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My Story: A Jew from Iran Finds Shalom

In the quiet of the night, with no one but my Creator to hear, I said, God, if, this is not the truth about you, don’t be angry with me. Change my heart and show me if I am wrong; be my protector.” It was a cold, cold night yet I felt a tremendous warmth,…

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

Hammel the bookseller had a problem! It was not a big problem, compared to the lot of his older brother Shloyme, whose three unmarried daughters were, you should pardon the expression, as ugly as freshly plucked chickens. No, Hammel’s problem was a small one, almost insignificant you could argue, in light of all the other…

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