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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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What’s in a Name?
Shoshana Friedman “What does Writer X have to say this week?”
Atonement — Fake and Real
Yonoson Rosenblum White confessionals and faux rituals
Four Walls Coming Full Circle
Eytan Kobre All the while, there’s been a relationship in the offing...
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
Rachel Bachrach The co-owners of Litton Sukkah, based in Lawrence, NY
Tali Messing
Moe Mernick Tali Messing, engineering manager at Facebook Tel Aviv
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