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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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Think It Through
Rabbi Moshe Grylak The import of the name Anshei Knesses Hagedolah
Face the Facts: Don’t Suppress Them
Yonoson Rosenblum The left behaves more and more like a cult
You Never Looked So Good
Eytan Kobre Growing hunger for the fleeting high of the superficial
Top 5 Shiur Title Techniques
Rabbi Dovid Bashevkin The answer to “what’s it about?” can fill or empty rooms
Power of Suggestion
Rachel Bachrach Mikey Benzaken is a stage hypnotist based in Jerusalem
Make It Happen
Jacob L. Freedman “If I’m a bum then let me be a bum”
Hard Knocks
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman The Langer boys never forgot that apology
The Classic That Almost Didn’t Make the Cut
Riki Goldstein “It took only ten minutes to write, so we weren’t sure”
Hevel Pihem Keeps the World Going
Riki Goldstein The purity of their eyes and their innocent chatter
Yussi Sonnenblick never imagined they’d be singing “Eilecha” half a century later
Riki Goldstein “It’s nice to hear people still singing those songs”
The Rebbe’s Smile and the Rav’s Slap
Riki Goldstein “That was probably my most memorable performance”
Life in the Other Lane
Faigy Peritzman We should honor every Jew as if he were a talmid chacham
Needy
Sarah Chana Radcliffe The needier a person, the more they push people away
Touch of Light
Rebbetzin Debbie Greenblatt “A person cannot live without any kavod”
Stay-at-Home Therapist: Part I
D. Himy, M.S. CCC-SLP and Zivia Reischer She turns to me. “You know the type, smart and silent?”