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Ruchama King Feuerman

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Ruchama King Feuerman was born in Nashville, grew up in Virginia and Maryland, and when she was seventeen, bought a one-way ticket to Israel to seek her spiritual fortune. Seven Blessings (St. Martin’s Press), her celebrated first novel about match-making, earned her the praise of the New York Times and the Dallas Morning News, and Kirkus Reviews dubbed her "the Jewish Jane Austen." She wrote her second novel, In the Courtyard of the Kabbalist, with the help of grants from the Christopher Isherwood Foundation and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, and it will be published in September 2013 by NYRB Lit, a new e-book series from the New York Review of Books devoted to publishing contemporary books of literary merit from around the worl ...more

My Father-in-law and Rav Hutner

Thirty-seven years ago, on the eve of Sukkot, a drunken driver smashed his car into my father-in-law, Rabbi Chaim Feuerman. His legs were crushed. After the 19th operation, he stopped counting. Unfortunately, the hospital botched up the surgeries, extending his stay there by months. Now my father-in-law was in a position to sue and
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My husband, a psychoanalyst, once said, "You're only as smart as your pain."

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“He chuckled. “Be focused. Direct all your thoughts to one point. Let the prayers take effect. Let them change you into a new person, Tamar. Just like Moses, after forty days of talking to God on Sinai, became a new being.” The tabby crept past and squeezed between his legs.”
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“That’s some fire water,” she gasped. She’d eaten nothing that day because of the Purim fast. The”
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“That’s what they all do,” Beth said philosophically, as they squeezed between two tables, narrowly avoiding a Styrofoam cup of coffee set on a table’s edge. “The college girls come, they study, they love Israel, and then it’s the end of the year, they cry at the airport, and they never come back. It’s like camp to them.” “Oh Beth, don’t be cynical. Not everyone’s cut out for Aliyah, you know. We’re the lucky ones.” They continued walking toward a table at the outskirts,”
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“He chuckled. “Be focused. Direct all your thoughts to one point. Let the prayers take effect. Let them change you into a new person, Tamar. Just like Moses, after forty days of talking to God on Sinai, became a new being.” The tabby crept past and squeezed between his legs.”
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