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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?



 
What Are We Supposed to Do?
Rabbi Moshe Grylak A tried-and-true remedy — and it shook the heavens
Badgered into Submission
Yonoson Rosenblum Avatars of political correctness in search of dissenters
Drinking Doubt Away
Eytan Kobre Meaning is indispensable for generating happiness
My Tale of Two Mentors
Rabbi Dovid M. Cohen I wish them both continued nachas and success until 120
Checks and Balances III
Mishpacha Readers The conversation continues...
Memorable Melodies of Modzhitz
Rabbi Mordechai Besser The struggling survivors became kings in shul on Shabbos
A Whole Song and Dance
Rabbi Ron Yitzchak Eisenman One of those small acts that are giant leaps of chesed
Diamonds
Jacob L. Freedman MD "Each Jewish woman is a bas Melech, Dr. Freedman!"
Streamlined Service
Riki Goldstein "JewishMusic Stream is still about classic kosher music”
Perfect Harmony
Riki Goldstein "The arrangements literally changed the entire song"
Hang On to the Glow
Riki Goldstein Back to the warm camp Shabbos memories
Marking Miracles
Faigy Peritzman The miracles are there, but our eyes are blind to them
Going Against the Current
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Wise to deny our kids something all their friends have?
Clothed in Splendor
Mrs. Elana Moskowitz When dressing up is spiritual, not superficial
The Spokesman: Part IV
D. Himy, M.S. CCC-SLP and Zivia Reischer Every sentence tells a story; make yours well told