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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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Weekly Struggle
Shoshana Friedman Cover text: promise big and deliver what we promise
Only Through You
Rabbi Moshe Grylak A response to last week’s letter, “Waiting in Passaic”
Are You Making a Kiddush Hashem?
Yonoson Rosenblum In communal affairs, “one bad apple…” often applies
Chance of a Lifetime
Eytan Kobre I identify with the urge to shout, “No, don’t do it!”
Work / Life Solutions with Bunim Laskin
Moe Mernick "You only get every day once"
Seeking a Truly Meaningful Blessing
Dovid Zaidman We want to get married. Help us want to date
Shivah Meditations
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman Equivalence between two such polar opposites is puzzling
Magnet Moment
Jacob L. Freedman Everyone’s fighting a battle we know nothing about
Secrets and Surprises
Riki Goldstein Top-secret suits Eli Gerstner just fine
Blasts of Warmth
Riki Goldstein Keeping the chuppah music upbeat in low temperatures
Behind the Scenes
Faigy Peritzman The intrinsic value of each mitzvah
Good Vision
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Good or bad, nice or not? What you see is what you get
Day of Peace
Mrs. Elana Moskowitz On Shabbos we celebrate peace within and without