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A lesson in tradition
“One by one, the pawnbroker weighed the items to discern their value. But when he picked up the heart necklace—Momma suddenly let out a shout, ‘No!’”
A seder story
First we drank a glass of wine. Then we ate a bit of parsley. Then they started talking, and talking, and talking. The smell of the food from the kitchen is making me insane, but they don't bring it out!
"Why did your husband leave you?" asked Rabbi Israel. "He says that I'm ugly," said the deserted wife. "And what do you say to that?" asked the Chassidic master.
The Rebbe continued speaking, even as the clock ticked closer to midnight.
As night fell, they tried to find their way out of the soggy forest but, blinded by sheets of rain, they could not find the right path
Sporting a full beard and speaking a fluent Yiddish, the elderly man seemed strangely out of place in this forgotten hamlet.
Sara no doubt felt the weight of the world on her shoulders. Her fate, and that of her family, had hung in the balance; now, very hot and tired, she had to make the long trip home with nothing to show for it...
“When was the last time you put on tefillin?” I asked. He smiled and proudly said, “72 years ago!” He held out his arm to show me the fading tattooed numbers. “1938. It was the day of Kristallnacht. Do you know what Kristallnacht is?”
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