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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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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?”