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Cards on the Table

Rachel Ginsberg

Detective Sergeant Riback is a Las Vegas police officer whose religious renaissance, personal struggles, and public service have made him a warrior for good in the battle of Light against Darkness

 

The Hidden Genius

Sarah Pardes

In a simple suit, looking like a “regular guy,” Rav Yitzchak Goldstein managed to hide his brilliance and his major contributions to the Torah world

 

Jerusalem Album

Aryeh Ehrlich

Marcheshvan is based on the word “mirachshefin,” the movement of the lips as they continue to reverberate after the intense avodah of Tishrei. Lingering images of inspiration

 

The Rose Report: Where Were You When Kennedy Was Shot?

Binyamin Rose

For Americans old enough to remember November 22, 1963, this question was a slice of Americana

 

Washington Wrap: Race Against Iran

Omri Nahmias

Jerusalem’s concerns about Iran’s steady encroachment on the Syrian border spurred a marathon of meetings last week

 

Inside Israel: A Lethal Game of Cat and Mouse

Eliezer Shulman

Israel won’t ignore the trickle of fire from Syria, even if it irritates Russia

 

Metro & Beyond: Who’s Best for Jersey’s Jews?

Jacob Kornbluh

New Jersey’s governor race looks to be a cakewalk for the Democratic candidate, a measure of how unpopular Governor Chris Christie is after eight years in office

 

Lifelines: More Than One Approach

C. Saphir

I attended a regular, litvish-style yeshivah. I liked learning but I felt I was missing something, and I had no one I could talk to about it

 

Normal Like Me: Chapter 16

Ruti Kepler

Who’s going to want an older chassidish bochur who’s not only overweight, but also antisocial, and a bit of a leftist to boot

 

Endnote: Singing Songs of Shabbos

Riki Goldstein

As the Jewish nation unites for another Shabbos Project, the music is stronger than ever



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A Response to "Too Far from Home"
Rabbi Moshe Grylak “Chareidi Israel is not happy to absorb immigrants”
Life after Kollel
Yonoson Rosenblum Remaining a ben Torah requires remaining a bar daas
Angel's Advocate
Eytan Kobre Because this is how’s it’s supposed to be always
Make Your Words Count
Rabbi Shneur Aisenstark This story delivers two sobering lessons for all of us
I Know of What I Speak
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman I would allow my mask to fall, my soul to be revealed
Meet the Tzaddik
Jacob L. Freedman “Aren’t there meds that can get him back to yeshivah?”
Two centuries later, the Chasam Sofer’s niggunim are heard again
Riki Goldstein The musical side of the Chasam Sofer dynasty
How Do You Think of These Words?
Riki Goldstein “For me, the words are the neshamah of the song”
The Song I Can't Stop Singing: Shlomo Simcha
Riki Goldstein “Which song are you connecting to this season?”
Megama Had the Magic
Riki Goldstein Remembering Moshe Yess a”h and Shalom Levine a”h
Living Beyond the Moment
Faigy Peritzman Someone steeped in Torah always lives beyond the moment
Uncertainty
Sarah Chana Radcliffe We can only be sure that we can never be sure
Instinctive Knowledge
With Rav Moshe Wolfson, written by Baila Vorhand Jewish babies are born knowing Hashem
The Gardener: Part II
D. Himy, M.S. CCC-SLP and Zivia Reischer “It’s a secret language called body language”