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Living Shadows in Lebanon

Tzippy Yarom

The local residents of Beirut say they miss their former Jewish neighbors. But gestures of goodwill haven’t coaxed the remaining Jews out of hiding

 

We’re One Big Orchestra

Yisroel Besser

Rivie Schwebel is an acclaimed singer, but he’s also a businessman and an askan who cares deeply for the Jewish people

 

The Fire that Rebuilds

Menacham Pines

The discovery of a temporary passport issued in Vilna for Rav Elchonon Wasserman Hy”d 77 years ago triggers a wave of recollections

 

Rose Report: 4 Sand Traps in Trump’s Peace Plan

Binyamin Rose

Political gifting may be distasteful, but it’s getting harder to rule it illegal

 

Washington Wrap: Bring My Brother Home

Omri Nahmias

Ilan Mengistu travels to Washington in a desperate appeal for his brother’s life

 

Inside Israel: The rising tension on Israel’s northern and southern borders

Eliezer Shulman

High alert near Gaza’s exploded tunnels, and higher alert on the volatile northern frontier

 

Metro & Beyond: A Changing Media in the Trump Era

Jacob Kornbluh

Is objective journalism dead? Impressions from a panel discussion

 

Day in the Life: Good as Gold

Rachel Bachrach

Kiddush cup bent? Leichter has a dent? Remember that beneath the tarnish, there’s always a silver lining

 

Lifelines: In Her Shoes

C. Saphir

“Ribbono Shel Olam,” I screamed, “just fix it! I don’t know how You’re going to do that, but fix it! My children need a mother! I need a wife!”

 

Normal Like Me: Chapter 20

Ruti Kepler

It couldn’t be — those kids weren’t smart enough to pull off something like that. Ten dead, dozens injured, homes and shops gutted

 

Endnote: Pinny Ostreicher’s Afikomen Present

Riki Goldstein

Popular musician, composer, and arranger Pinny Ostreicher, leader of the Sympinny Orchestra, looks back to the very first song he ever played



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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?”