Inspiration of the Month

Mark Moskowitz’s Story: In Prison for Defrauding Investors, I Turned My Life Around – Shevat 5782

Yom Kippur morning, 2016. Mark Moskowitz was at home in New Jersey, preparing to go to synagogue, when he heard a loud knock at the door. Two FBI agents were at the door with the news that Mark was under investigation for defrauding investors of nearly a million dollars.

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My Father, My Superman – Shevat 5782

As a teenager, my father was afflicted with a rare neuromuscular dystonia that twisted his leg, stole the fine motor movement of his hands, and burdened him with a lisp that made the simple act of speech an effort-filled task. The doctors, struggling to cure him, cut into his brain twice and failed. Later in life, he developed debilitating seizures as a result of those botched procedures.

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The Highest Ranking Elected Orthodox Jewish Woman in U.S. History – Teves 5782

Striding through the halls of the Maryland House of Delegates, 29-year-old Dalya Attar is an anomaly: the highest-ranking elected Shabbat-observant female in U.S. history.

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When G-d Gives You Lemons, You Have to Figure Out How to Make Lemonade – Teves 5782

Meet from Australia, Minna Lederberger, a double amputee, and Shelley Kline, a 48-year-old Melbourne mother of three, diagnosed with Uveitis, an auto immune disease when she was eight and from which she eventually lost her sight in the eye.

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When Cancer Came Knocking – Kislev 5782

Everyone dies, some sooner than later. It's how we choose to live our lives that matters.

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How I Discovered I was Jewish – Kislev 5782

How I Discovered I Was Jewish - Finding My Jewish Roots in China

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I Was A Victim of Rape and Learned to Stop Blaming Myself – Cheshvan 5782

How I navigated the long road to rewriting my script and my healing process

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When Isaac Lidsky Went Blind – Cheshvan 5782

The year that Isaac Lidsky was chosen to play the part of Weasel on Saved by the Bell was also the year that he was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa, a retinal degenerative disease that leads to gradual sight loss and eventual blindness. It was 1993 and Isaac was only 13. He thought his life was over.

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Exodus from Ethopia – Elul 5781

A wrenching true story of enslavement, torture and liberation.

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Batter’s Up…But Never on Shabbos – Elul 5781

nfielder and pitcher Elie Kligman has been running the bases as long as he can remember. One of the top-ranked youth players in Nevada, the eighteen-year-old has competed at all levels, but when the sun goes down on Friday, Elie is not on the field.

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