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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



 
What Are We Supposed to Do?
Rabbi Moshe Grylak A tried-and-true remedy — and it shook the heavens
Badgered into Submission
Yonoson Rosenblum Avatars of political correctness in search of dissenters
Drinking Doubt Away
Eytan Kobre Meaning is indispensable for generating happiness
My Tale of Two Mentors
Rabbi Dovid M. Cohen I wish them both continued nachas and success until 120
Checks and Balances III
Mishpacha Readers The conversation continues...
Memorable Melodies of Modzhitz
Rabbi Mordechai Besser The struggling survivors became kings in shul on Shabbos
A Whole Song and Dance
Rabbi Ron Yitzchak Eisenman One of those small acts that are giant leaps of chesed
Diamonds
Jacob L. Freedman MD "Each Jewish woman is a bas Melech, Dr. Freedman!"
Streamlined Service
Riki Goldstein "JewishMusic Stream is still about classic kosher music”
Perfect Harmony
Riki Goldstein "The arrangements literally changed the entire song"
Hang On to the Glow
Riki Goldstein Back to the warm camp Shabbos memories
Marking Miracles
Faigy Peritzman The miracles are there, but our eyes are blind to them
Going Against the Current
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Wise to deny our kids something all their friends have?
Clothed in Splendor
Mrs. Elana Moskowitz When dressing up is spiritual, not superficial
The Spokesman: Part IV
D. Himy, M.S. CCC-SLP and Zivia Reischer Every sentence tells a story; make yours well told