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Courage of His Convictions

Yossi Elituv and Aryeh Ehrlich

Gilad Erdan speaks frankly, in measured tones, and without spouting the clichés that politicians so often use. That has endeared him to Likud voters

 

Torah Triumphs in Passaic

Binyamin Rose, Passaic, New Jersey

Here, progress is measured by how its newcomers succeeded in winding the clock backward, all the way back to the turn of the 20th century

 

Ari and Ari: Laws of the Jungle

Ari Z. Zivotofsky and Ari Greenspan

In Papua New Guinea, a land where hunters live by their arrows, and children wield machetes, there are tribesmen who believe they’re reconnecting to their Jewish roots

 

The Rose Report: The Curse of Mohammed Dahlan

Binyamin Rose

If Israeli politics borders on the inexplicable, Palestinian politics is downright irrational

 

Washington Wrap: Give It Teeth, or Give It the Boot

Omri Nahmias

In another move that strengthened the bonds between Washington and Jerusalem, the administration last week announced that it was withdrawing from UNESCO in protest of its anti-Israel policies

 

Inside Israel: Should the IDF Cash In?

Tzippy Yarom

Many of Israel’s high-tech billionaires and multimillionaires owe their success to their IDF training. Should the IDF get a cut of the profits?

 

Metro & Beyond: Heating Up in Boro Park

Jacob Kornbluh

Hikind is relying on his brand name, which carries weight in Boro Park and parts of Midwood, to overcome the challenges of being a third-party candidate

 

Do We Really Need All Those Guns?

Omri Nahmias

It’s those kinds of loopholes in the law that have Americans debating whether such easy access to high-powered weapons was really the intent of Constitutional framers

 

Lifelines: Just Pareve

C. Saphir

“I think they’re a little jealous of you. You’re so poised and confident, and you have such a sunny personality, maybe they feel a little intimidated”

 

Normal Like Me: Chapter 15

Ruti Kepler

It may be hard, but that’s not an excuse to leave your wife a living widow and your children virtual orphans

 

Endnote: Someday We’ll Change the Words Again

Riki Goldstein

What is it about the song that makes it so great and we never get tired of it? There are so many songs about Mashiach



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Weekly Struggle
Shoshana Friedman Cover text: promise big and deliver what we promise
Only Through You
Rabbi Moshe Grylak A response to last week’s letter, “Waiting in Passaic”
Are You Making a Kiddush Hashem?
Yonoson Rosenblum In communal affairs, “one bad apple…” often applies
Chance of a Lifetime
Eytan Kobre I identify with the urge to shout, “No, don’t do it!”
Work / Life Solutions with Bunim Laskin
Moe Mernick "You only get every day once"
Seeking a Truly Meaningful Blessing
Dovid Zaidman We want to get married. Help us want to date
Shivah Meditations
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman Equivalence between two such polar opposites is puzzling
Magnet Moment
Jacob L. Freedman Everyone’s fighting a battle we know nothing about
Secrets and Surprises
Riki Goldstein Top-secret suits Eli Gerstner just fine
Blasts of Warmth
Riki Goldstein Keeping the chuppah music upbeat in low temperatures
Behind the Scenes
Faigy Peritzman The intrinsic value of each mitzvah
Good Vision
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Good or bad, nice or not? What you see is what you get
Day of Peace
Mrs. Elana Moskowitz On Shabbos we celebrate peace within and without