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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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