Revival

“After spending years exploring every other religion, I came to a realization that it was time to learn about my own, true nationality.” Meet Boruch. “Twelve years ago, I walked …

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“The first time I felt my soul was when I was ten,” said Maxim. “I was vacationing in the Czech Republic with my family, and we stopped into a jewelry …

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“I started working at the Kosher store four years ago,” said Galina. “I live just a few blocks away from the synagogue, but this job was my first encounter with …

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“Yanky, can I ask you for a favor? I wrote a book on mathematics, and I’d like to get a copy to my old professor. He lives in New York …

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“I thought I heard a helicopter approaching,” she began, “but helicopters weren’t common in Lugansk. The sound kept getting louder and louder, as the chopper hovered over my building.” Meet …

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“I’ve been working for the Jewish community for 15 years,” said Vova. “Every week I go to the market and buy 30 kilos of fresh fish for the Shabbos Kiddush. …

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“I have lived through some of the darkest times,” said Miriam. “I witnessed firsthand the atrocities of the Holocaust and the oppression of communism.” “But tonight, as I quietly light …

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“Tell me, Yanky. Where were you for Chanukah in ’91?” he asked. Meet Alex. “I was 14,” Alex continued. “Chanukah was approaching, and we were super excited. We got on …

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“I knew I had some Jewish blood,” he said, “because I remembered hearing my grandma speaking Yiddish whenever she was angry. But it seemed pretty irrelevant to me – the …

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“I love the Jewish school,” Ilana said. “It’s more pleasant than my old school and the classes are much smaller.” “Isn’t it boring when there are fewer kids?” I asked. …

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