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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?



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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