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Medical or Magic

Gavriel Horan

Could complimentary and alternative medicine involve Torah prohibitions against sorcery, divination, and avodah zarah?

 

Unraveling the Unrest

Eliezer Shulman, Shimon Breitkopf, Binyamin Rose

Questions and answers in the wake of a wave of protests

 

Keeper of the Stories

Barbara Bensoussan

Rabbi Yaakov Horowitz won’t let the struggles of frum Jews in early America fall into oblivion

 

The Rose Report: Could Manafort Trail Lead to Trump?

Binyamin Rose

Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller III thinks Manafort could shed light on any alleged Russian connections Trump might have

 

Washington Wrap: A Drug Crisis with No End in Sight

Omri Nahmias

Did Congress turn a blind eye to drug companies pumping drugs to American streets?

 

What He Said, What He Meant

Tzippy Yarom

Who in the Israeli government controls the purse strings?

 

Global View: Turnabout for the Kurds

Gershon Burstyn

Kurdish president Masoud Barzani is now set to resign and Iraqi troops have occupied large parts of Kirkuk, the Kurds’ putative capital

 

Lifelines: Late Note

C. Saphir

If I don't agree to my husband's unreasonable conditions, I’ll continue to be shackled to this man, who from day one was obsessed with controlling every aspect of my life

 

Normal Like Me: Chapter 17

Ruti Kepler

At her nursing internship at Shaare Zedek, Bernadine is exposed to a shawl-lady for the first time

 

Endnote: Canopy Serenade

Riki Goldstein

What’s this season’s most popular chuppah request?

 

Making Austria Great Again?

Rabbi Nechemia Rotenberg and Sarah Pardes

“How was your Yom Tov?” It’s a surprising question coming from a politician accused of flirting with anti-Semitic motifs



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Atonement — Fake and Real
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Four Walls Coming Full Circle
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And Yet We Smile
Yisroel Besser We are the nation that toils to be happy at all costs
Out of This World
Rabbi Henoch Plotnick Dirshu Hashem b’himatzo — we are in Hashem’s company now...
Steven and Jonathan Litton
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Tali Messing
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Sick Note
Jacob L. Freedman “Of course, Dr. Freedman. Machul, machul, machul”
Avoiding Health Columns Can Be Good for You
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman Only one reliable guide for good health: our Torah
Endnote: Side Notes
Riki Goldstein Most Jewish music industry entertainers have side profes...
Me, Myself, and Why
Faigy Peritzman Where there’s no heart and no love, there’s no point
Can’t Do It Without You
Sarah Chana Radcliffe When you step up to the plate, you build your home team
Eternal Joy
Mrs. Elana Moskowitz The joy of Succos is the fruit of spiritual victory
The Appraiser: Part III
D. Himy, M.S. CCC-SLP and Zivia Reischer Make sure your child knows his strengths
Hidden Special Needs
Rena Shechter You won’t see his special needs, but don’t deny them
Dear Wealthy Friend
Anonymous There’s no need for guilt. I am truly happy for you