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Struggle, Challenge & Adversity

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A deaf woman shares her struggles with raising a special-needs child
My journey to finding the joy of Shabbat amidst my personal struggles and life challenges. (A short talk at the Jewish Women’s Retreat in Toronto in 2015)
But do angels believe in us?
Los Angeles, 7 AM, at the curb, waiting for my Lyft.Lyft is a car service accessible by a mobile phone app. A jeep-thing pulls up, and I jump in. Doesn’t take long to realize this is no LA driver. We are weaving through traffic. We are being tough and mea...
About three years ago, my husband was going through a very hard time, and he was very mean to me. After a couple of very rocky years, with me wanting a divorce many times, things seem to have stabilized. My problem is that I just can't get past the past. ...
Parshah Nuggets: Vayishlach
After wrestling all night with an angel, Jacob is renamed “Israel,” which means “to strive.”
I would like to better understand, how is it that we are promised love and redemption and all kinds of good things according to the prayers and the Torah, but terrible things happen to people I consider good and righteous?
Courage and faith for life’s challenges
Deep down, every Jew possesses the spiritual strength to overcome the trials and tribulations of life. But how do we access this ability?
When I close my eyes, I imagine that it’s all a game of tug-of-war. I am the rope that each parent is so desperate to gain. They each pull without compromise, determined to win me over.
A king once had a prized jewel, the crown jewel in his magnificent diadem. But one morning, to his dismay, he discovered a single thin crack descending down its face.
When I heard about Samantha Garvey, a 17-year-old from Brentwood, Long Island, who has been named a semifinalist in the national Intel Science Talent Search, I literally had to pull over to the side of the road . . .
Yes, you have battle scars, but they are proof of your strength, wisdom and courage...
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