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Midnight Rider

Barbara Bensoussan

Rabbi Harry Berkowitz went from riding shotgun with transit police to serving as chaplain for the MTA

 

Always My Malky

Yisroel Besser

A sparkling child growing up in Boro Park. But then difficulty in school. Shattered self-esteem. Rehab. All along Malky’s parents were with her — until it was all over

 

Targeted from Both Sides

Binyamin Rose, Amsterdam

Europe’s Jews need all the help they can get as they find themselves hemmed in by the twin forces of ill political winds and civilization clash

 

Justice for Taylor Force

Omri Nahmias

Senate panel passes bill that would punish Palestinians for terror funding

 

De Blasio Is Down, but Hardly Out

Jacob Kornbluh

Incumbent mayor not wildly popular, but faces little competition

 

A Few Minutes with Shaul Horev

Tzippy Yarom

Former head of the Israel Atomic Energy Commission on the many political tools that can be employed against North Korea short of war

 

Noble Footsteps in the Queen City

Yosef Zoimen

While the neighborhoods have changed, old Cincinnati still echoes with the imprint of Rav Eliezer Silver

 

Lifelines: Black and White

C. Saphir

Many of the guys in my high school belonged to local gangs. Gangs afforded protection; if you wore the gang colors, your buddies would fight for you

 

Normal Like Me: Chapter 6

Ruti Kepler

“I don’t want to be ‘back to normal’! ” Tzadok insisted. “I have a mission. I was given a gift! I won’t destroy it with a drug”

 

Endnote: Pinky Weber’s Forgotten Niggun

Riki Goldstein

Every artist wants his album to be as perfect as can be, but sometimes he has to take a gamble. Is the song going to soar or flop?



MM217
 
Seventy Years
Rabbi Moshe Grylak “The sword from without, and machlokes from within”
Helping Our Kids Find Their Mission
Yonoson Rosenblum The best home protection against the “foreign winds”
Meeting for Minchah
Eytan Kobre “A Ten-Minute Appointment for a Five-Minute Encounter”
Top 5 Jewish Grammar Mistakes
Rabbi Dovid Bashevkin Seeing the errors of our grammatical ways
The Missing Alef
Alef is not simply another letter in the Hebrew alphabet
What Are You Grateful For?
Jacob L. Freedman “I guess all we can do is to be grateful”
A Simple Offering
Faigy Peritzman Our obligations are measured according to our abilities
Building a Better Brain
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Make your home an emotionally safe place to be real
The Cyclist: Part III
D. Himy, M.S. CCC-SLP and Zivia Reischer Rachel has advanced from “flustered” to “determined”
Wholly Holy
Rebbetzin Aviva Feiner Realize who you are and how you can impact this world