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The Ashkenazi Path Susan Roth discovered her family’s lineage through a chair.
Starting with the first stagesof finding a soul mate, and continuing through the challenge of learning to communicate with compassion and understanding, whether debating parenting issues or how to grow old in harmony, these real-life success stories reflect the practicality and endurance of traditional values.The anecdotes and true-life stories will speak to your heart and mind, while the Rebbetzin's faith and depth of understanding will inspire you and strengthen your marriage.A dynamic orator, Esther Jungreis played a significant role in the back-to-Judaism movement in the United States during the 1970s and remains an active speaker on the international Jewish circuit. Jungreis continues to be active in outreach efforts through her website, newspaper column and cable television programs in the United States and Israel, her weekly class at the Hineni Heritage Center in New York City (established in 1982), and her lectures throughout the United States and in other countries. A Holocaust survivor and an Orthodox in 1973 Jungreis established Hineni (Hebrew for “Here I Am”), an organization that sought to discourage intermarriage and Jewish participation in cults.
In 1998, Jungreis’s Hineni organization opened a soup kitchen and youth center in Jerusalem that provides social and support services for young people with drug and alcohol problems, and hosts an annual Passover Seder for the city’s homeless.All proceeds go to helping us bring you the ambitious journalism that brought you here in the first place. Each week, we’ll select the best letters and publish them in a new letters to the editor feature on the Scroll.