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A Morah for Life

A Tribute to Mrs. Shulamis Rozsansky A”H Elisheva Braun From a teacher in one of Lakewood’s first girls’ schools to founder and menaheles of Tiferes Bais Yaakov, the sensitive and gentle Mrs. Shulamis Rozsansky was a beloved role model for thousands of girls and adults alike. She was a dedicated morah at Ahavas Torah (pre-cursor …

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Guiding our Girls

A Roundtable on Chinuch Habanos from Primary through Seminary Elisheva Braun It’s the season of crisp uniforms and patent leather shoes, of ribbons and headbands and brand-new four-inch loose-leafs. Teachers, parents, and students of all ages are preparing for the new school year. No one is immune to the giddy nerves that permeate the still-hot …

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Caramel Macciato Sundae

Caramel is my favorite flavor of ice cream, so I decided to build a sundae around it. The best part is the crunch from the caramel popcorn. Yield: 2 servings Ingredients: 3 scoops vanilla ice cream Dairy caramel syrup ½ bar Ice Coffee chocolate ½ cup caramel popcorn Whipped cream 2 cappuccino-flavored wafer rolls Directions: …

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Olive French Bread

This tasty and easy French bread is delicious fresh out of the oven with dipping oil but can also easily serve as sandwich bread for a picnic or lunch on the go. Yield: 2 loaves Ingredients: Bread: 1¾ cups warm water 2 envelopes active dry yeast (4½ teaspoons) 1½ tablespoons oil 2¼ teaspoons salt 5½ …

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Parshas Va’eschanan

Gematria Is Not a Game The Midrash tells us that Moshe davened 515 tefillos to be allowed to enter Eretz Yisrael, totaling the gematria of the word va’eschanan. How does the Midrash know that the number of tefillos equaled that particular word? The Pnei Yehoshua (Brachos 32a) explains that the gematria is not the Midrash’s …

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Rising from the Ashes

Holocaust survivor Mrs. Golda Lowy (née Grunwald) shares her story Elisheva Braun I was inexpressibly fortunate to spend an hour with Mrs. Golda Lowy. During our conversation, I was transported to a world of cattle cars and starvation portions, of dim barracks and dank mud, of the stench of fear and disease heavy in the …

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Travel Time

San Diego, California For those who are looking for a more adventurous, long-distance vacation, San Diego is amazing. San Diego is a combination of modern city streets, historic quaint areas, and beautiful, scenic shores. Although it is only about two hours from Los Angeles, San Diego has a certain laid-back atmosphere even within the city. …

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Take My Hand

“With Chai Lifeline, there’s no Constitution, no body of laws that dictates “what we do” and “what we don’t do.” Their motto is simply ‘If it’s needed, we do it’” A Husband Shares His Story When a mother becomes incapacitated, her husband becomes the full-time advocate and caregiver, and the children, all too often, become …

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Mini Stuffed Rolls

Fresh soft rolls, perfectly bite-sized. Yield: 14 mini rolls Ingredients: 1 tablespoon yeast 2 tablespoons sugar 1 cup water 3 tablespoons oil 2 teaspoons salt 3 cups flour ½ cup crispy fried onions 2 teaspoons za’atar 1 egg, whisked Topping of your choice (sesame seeds, poppy seeds, challah topping, kosher salt) Directions: In a medium …

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Woman of Valor

A tribute to Mrs. Gitty (Wahl) Greenberg A”H Elisheva Braun “Gitty was normal, fun, friendly, and full of energy. She loved life and she loved people. Inside, she was an off-the-charts tzadeikes.” —R’ Yechiel Wahl, Gitty’s oldest brother Connected to others Everyone in Gitty’s life was warmed by her positivity, kindness, and humor. A patient …

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