Friday, July 25, 2014
Everything but the Truth
Machla Abramovitz Rockets rain down on Israel’s cities. Terrorists attempt to infiltrate Israeli villages. Hamas vows the destruction of the Jewish state. For the media, these facts should point to Israel’s uncompromised right to defend itself against the Hamas aggressors. But the reporters and editors who produce the news have other ideas.
The War That Was Supposed to End All Wars
Libi Astaire | Tuesday, July 22, 2014 During the summer of 1914, Europe was a powder keg waiting to explode. When Serbia provided the match, war broke out on July 28. Yet as armies throughout Europe began to mobilize, no one dreamed that they were about to embark upon one of the bloodiest and most brutal confrontations in the annals of history — a conflict that would later become known as World War I.
 
Samarkand Serenade
Refoel Pride | Tuesday, July 22, 2014 Opera singer isn’t a common job description in Uzbekistan, where Avraham Israel was born. But his passion for music and his natural talent led Avraham on a path far from home, where he thought he was following his heart. And then he took a job singing in a church. On a Saturday.
Worried Sick Parents
Azriela Jaffe
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Your son suddenly develops a bright red rash but doesn’t seem bothered by it. Your daughter can’t shake her chronic cough. Should you head to the nearest emergency room, or can you simply wait it out? Advice from the experts.
 
Solomon’s Child
As told to Leah Gebber
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
I smiled at Mom when I got home. It had been a good Shabbos, after all. “Your teeth are yellow,” my mother said. I ran my tongue over my teeth. They did feel a little sticky. Come to think of it, I had forgotten to brush them after Shabbos and Sunday morning. Now it was Sunday lunchtime. I watched Mom’s face harden.
Stuck at the Beach with Madame Chamberlaine
Tzipie Wolner
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
“So, Madame, where are we going?” I asked Madame. Shuly was looking out the window of the taxi, her nose pressed tight against the pane. “Ah, ma petite! You’ll smell it in a second.”
 
The Price of Success
Rivka Small
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
“You expect me to pay $2 to have you sprinkle sand all over me?” I was suspicious. I was outraged. I was also — though I would never have admitted it — intrigued. Had Shimmy lost his marbles?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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