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Death at Our Door

Binyamin Rose, Chalamish

The town of Chalamish is trying to regain some semblance of normalcy following the Friday night murders at the Salomon home during a shalom zachar celebration

 

The Song of His Life

Machla Abramovitz

It was in Bergen-Belsen that Kraus acquired the nickname “Moishele der Zinger,” singing to fellow prisoners, “to make people smile, even if just for a few seconds”

 

Dust to Ashes

Rachel Ginsberg

Cremation among Jews has become so popular that funeral homes now offer “Jewish-style” cremations — a rabbi for the memorial service, a decorative urn with a Magen David

 

Against the Wall

Aharon Granot

The Kosel Hakatan, a segment of the Western Wall in the Muslim Quarter, is considered the point closest to the Kodesh Hakodoshim of the Beis Hamikdash

 

Keeping Watch on the Israel-Syria Border

Yoel Nachumson

1974 Separation-of-Forces Deal Keeps Both Sides at Bay

 

Cut ’n Paste: Solace of Silence

Shmuel Botnick

For the first time since we met, I had nothing to say to my friend

 

Oneg Shabbos: Drug of Choice

Yeruchem Yitzchak Landesman

Little Yisrael Leib emerged from the camps determined to break with his past. Years later, would his long-buried Jewish loyalty prevail?

 

Lifelines: Stiches for the Soul

C. Saphir

My panic attacks became regular occurrences. I’d get upset about something someone did wrong, or about something I myself did wrong, and boom, the attack would start

 

Normal Like Me: Chapter 4

Ruti Kepler

He — the child always a bit behind, a bit slow; the reject, the anxiety-ridden young man who was never good enough — he was a prophet now



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What’s in a Name?
Shoshana Friedman “What does Writer X have to say this week?”
Atonement — Fake and Real
Yonoson Rosenblum White confessionals and faux rituals
Four Walls Coming Full Circle
Eytan Kobre All the while, there’s been a relationship in the offing...
And Yet We Smile
Yisroel Besser We are the nation that toils to be happy at all costs
Out of This World
Rabbi Henoch Plotnick Dirshu Hashem b’himatzo — we are in Hashem’s company now...
Steven and Jonathan Litton
Rachel Bachrach The co-owners of Litton Sukkah, based in Lawrence, NY
Tali Messing
Moe Mernick Tali Messing, engineering manager at Facebook Tel Aviv
Sick Note
Jacob L. Freedman “Of course, Dr. Freedman. Machul, machul, machul”
Avoiding Health Columns Can Be Good for You
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman Only one reliable guide for good health: our Torah
Endnote: Side Notes
Riki Goldstein Most Jewish music industry entertainers have side profes...
Me, Myself, and Why
Faigy Peritzman Where there’s no heart and no love, there’s no point
Can’t Do It Without You
Sarah Chana Radcliffe When you step up to the plate, you build your home team
Eternal Joy
Mrs. Elana Moskowitz The joy of Succos is the fruit of spiritual victory
The Appraiser: Part III
D. Himy, M.S. CCC-SLP and Zivia Reischer Make sure your child knows his strengths
Hidden Special Needs
Rena Shechter You won’t see his special needs, but don’t deny them
Dear Wealthy Friend
Anonymous There’s no need for guilt. I am truly happy for you