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Surviving the Shutdown

Omri Nahmias

Boots on the ground in shutdown capital

Coffee Break

Omri Nahmias

Tzachi Levy, 42, is head shaliach, or emissary, for the Jewish Agency of Israel in the Washington area

Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Omri Nahmias

Israel is working overtime to come up with a way to make everybody happy

Upending the Liberal World Order

Binyamin Rose

“There is no irresistible march of history toward progress or liberal democracy”

"Rabbi Miller was not solely a rebbi of young women. Every week he gave a Shabbos shiur in his home and another in Gateshead Kollel. These were packed with men and bochurim who delighted in his profound introduction to Rav Dessler ztz”l and the world of hashkafah, enhanced always by his wonderful sense of humor. I consider him, along with Gateshead’s roshei yeshivah and mashgichim, as one of my greatest teachers. Much of what I teach today and how I teach it is due to his inspiration"
Rabbi Y.Y. Rubinstein, Inwood, N.Y. 

Watchtower on the River Tyne /Mishpacha Issue 730

"I found it ironic that a column meant to destigmatize those unable to do it all didn’t actually publish the names of the women demonstrating that it is okay not to be perfect. This just further validated my belief that “perfectionism” is a real problem in our community and is the impetus for so many of our other challenges — either directly (such as the shidduch crisis, eating disorders, extreme materialism, etc.), or indirectly by not allowing people to seek help lest they appear to be “damaged” or “imperfect,” chas v’shalom."

Brachah Poliakoff

Nobody does it All/ Family First Issue 610

From Fruit Tree to Fruit Bowl

Sivi Sekula

Picking fruit from a few trees is fun. But what if you owned an entire orchard of fruit trees? How do farmers harvest their fruit?

Testing, Testing, 1,2,3

Ahuva Sofer

Here’s a cheat sheet to help you do your very best on tests. What could be better than tips and tricks from those in the trenches?

Weekly Struggle
Shoshana Friedman Cover text: promise big and deliver what we promise
Only Through You
Rabbi Moshe Grylak A response to last week’s letter, “Waiting in Passaic”
Are You Making a Kiddush Hashem?
Yonoson Rosenblum In communal affairs, “one bad apple…” often applies
Chance of a Lifetime
Eytan Kobre I identify with the urge to shout, “No, don’t do it!”
Work / Life Solutions with Bunim Laskin
Moe Mernick "You only get every day once"
Seeking a Truly Meaningful Blessing
Dovid Zaidman We want to get married. Help us want to date
Shivah Meditations
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman Equivalence between two such polar opposites is puzzling
Magnet Moment
Jacob L. Freedman Everyone’s fighting a battle we know nothing about
Secrets and Surprises
Riki Goldstein Top-secret suits Eli Gerstner just fine
Blasts of Warmth
Riki Goldstein Keeping the chuppah music upbeat in low temperatures
Behind the Scenes
Faigy Peritzman The intrinsic value of each mitzvah
Good Vision
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Good or bad, nice or not? What you see is what you get
Day of Peace
Mrs. Elana Moskowitz On Shabbos we celebrate peace within and without