personal experience

12/11/2018

A New Vibe: My Personal Chanukas Habayis Transformation

BS”D Schvitzing, I collapsed with a weary groan onto my bed, but managed a smile of satisfaction and thanked G-d it was all done: my longtime goal of tidying, organizing and rearranging my room was […]
07/15/2018

Special Feature Dedicated to R’ Azriel Yitzchok Wasserman ob”m

BS”D This article, to be published in Links Magazine dedicated to helping girls cope with loss, is an excerpt from Mrs. Nechama Laber’s upcoming book.  Dedicated in the everlasting memory of her beloved father, Azriel […]
07/15/2018

Tisha B’Av and the Coming of Moshiach – Inspiration by Malkie Peiser

Author’s Note: We may advise that younger girls read this selection with a parent or trusted older mentor, as suffering and tragedy are discussed, and may evoke mildly graphic images. ********************************* Have you ever wondered what […]
05/25/2018

Lessons from Sarah by Perel Gordon

Our first Matriarch Sarah inspires me in many ways. When I think of Sarah I think of a beautiful, elegant, modest, kind and caring woman.  All men and especially women look up to her for […]
04/24/2018

“Mirror, Mirror on the Wall….”

BS”D Dedicated l’ilui nishmas and in loving memory of Mireille Knoll a”h. ************************************ Just yesterday, Monday, I had my wisdom teeth removed.  At least the bottom two, that is.  My mouth is small, and susceptible […]
12/30/2017

One More Light: NeSHeK in New London

BS”D In reality, only a couple months have passed since it took place, but it feels like so much longer ago…  Perhaps I am not introducing my story in a most clear and formal manner, […]
11/20/2017

JGU Impact Stories: Avigail E.

BS”D On Thursday night, November 2/Cheshvan 14, in Mirror Reflections for Teens, we were joined by our wonderful JGU girl Avigail E.  That night, we focused on the importance of asking for help, to join […]
08/15/2017

Friday Candles Journal by Rachel Loonin

BH My first memory of lighting Shabbat candles was when I was in first grade.  We had a weekly Shabbat party that met in the common area in between the kindergarten, first, second and third […]
08/15/2017

Shabbat Candles by Mimi Gerschman

BS”D I think lighting Shabbat candles is special because it really feels like I’m really, really close to Hashem and I feel it is a special opportunity to light the candles.  I don’t know what […]
07/17/2017

Lighting a Candle by Maggie Hakin

BS”D Lighting a candle is like lighting a person’s life with Torah, mitzvot, and kindness. It is also like making the person spread the Torah and mitzvot to everyone else, even non-religious people. — Maggie Hakin, […]
07/17/2017

The Golden Link by Ellie Posner

BS”D Ever since I started lighting Shabbat candles, I have felt a special connection, a connection between me and Hashem. I feel the peace and serenity going throughout the whole house. I know that I […]