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Cut ’n Paste: Somewhere Special

As told to Esther Kurtz

I had come to Yiddishkeit as an intellectual. I took things on because I knew them to be true, whether I liked doing them or not

 

Normal Like Me: Chapter 13

Ruti Kepler

“When you devote yourself entirely to the ideal, when you feel totally confident that it’s all for the highest goal, you won’t feel hot or uncomfortable”

 

The Words They Need to Hear

Rav Eliyahu Gut and Rav Ephraim Galinsky

Rav Moshe Elazar Lipka, who followed Rav Yisrael Zeev Gustman ztz”l to Eretz Yisrael, shares memories of his rebbi’s greatness and sets some records straight

 

Higher & Higher

Shraga Simmons

Nineteen years ago, Rabbi Doniel Katz didn’t have a single Jewish friend. Today, he leads Elevation, teaching even FFBs how to connect to Hashem

 

Yonah: The Grand Finale?

Osher Chaim Levene

In the relentless battlefield of life, man has to choose good and reject evil. But there are two options regarding what to do with that evil

 

The Rose Report: Trump’s Deal for Rogue States

Binyamin Rose

Principled realism and maybe a dose of hypocrisy

 

Washington Wrap: Begging Your Pardon

Omri Nahmias

For most people on this list Yom Kippur is just another day — but in the spirit of the holy day, we reviewed the past year

 

Metro & Beyond: What If…

Jacob Kornbluh

Jeb Bush, once considered the favorite to win the Republican Party’s nomination in 2016, offered a glance of the presidency that could have been

 

A Few Minutes with… David Bitan

Binyamin Rose

All at once, Bitan became one of the most powerful politicians in Israel, the man who enforces the prime minister’s orders in the Knesset

 

The Explainer: Judicial Activism & the Chareidi Draft

Binyamin Rose

Why Israel’s Supreme Court sees itself as the ultimate arbiter

 

The Moment: Living Higher

“The order is meant to teach you that teshuvah is the key, and once someone embarks on teshuvah, then his tefillah and tzedakah are that much more effective”

 

On Site: Holy Harmony

Shlomi Gil

As far as the eclectic-looking baal tefillah is concerned, a Jew is a Jew, and it does not matter how is head is covered

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Using Our Free Will Effectively
Yonoson Rosenblum The image we carry of ourselves is key
Pitcher-Perfect
Eytan Kobre The ripple effects of one Jew’s kiddush Sheim Shamayim
Living the High Life
Rabbi Avrohom Neuberger It is exhilarating to matter, to be truly alive
It’s Time for Us to Speak Up
Rabbi Dovid Eliezrie We must speak out proudly for the values of Yiddishkeit
Kiruv Is Not Dead
Rabbi Meir Goldberg Do these sound like uninspired or closed students?
Frosting on the Cake
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman “Let’s not let a missing chocolate cake ruin our siyum!”
A Warm Corner in Flatbush
Yosef Zoimen It was a simple shul with a choshuve leader
Out of Control
Jacob L. Freedman “That’s illegal, Dr. Fine. I can’t have a part in this”
Song of Reckoning in the Skulener Court
Riki Goldstein “It’s awe-inspiring to watch the Rebbe sing this song”
“U’teshuvah, U’tefillah, U’tzedakah”
Riki Goldstein Throughout the Yamim Noraim, three words accompany us
The Rebbe Held His Gaze
Riki Goldstein A moment etched in Reb Dovid Werdyger’s memory forever
The Road Taken
Faigy Peritzman In the end it’s clear who really merits true happiness
Sincere Apology
Sarah Chana Radcliffe A heartfelt and complete apology can turn things around
Power Pack of Mercy
Mrs. Shani Mendlowitz The 13 Attributes of Mercy are “an infinite treasure”
The Appraiser: Part II
D. Himy M.S. CCC-SLP, and Zivia Reischer “Eli needs to see people who struggled to achieve”