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Every Moment a Miracle

Eliezer Shulman

Rav Aharon Leib Steinman, 103, has again defied the medical community with a top medical team, but more than that, through the heartfelt prayers of a nation

 

Facing the Future

Binyamin Rose, Monaco

You can’t run away from your past, even when facing it forces you to publicly admit your sins. Monaco, the world’s tiniest land, internalized that lesson well

 

No Child Left Behind

Eytan Kobre

To meet Maury Litwack, national director of the OU’s Teach Advocacy Network, is to encounter a different kind of lobbyist — a good guy who works for the good guys

 

Pot of Gold at Blue Mountain

Ari Z. Zivotofsky and Ari Greenspan

On the same island but right across the border, there were emerging Jewish communities in Indonesia, the world’s most populous Muslim-majority country.

 

Rose Report: Melting Ice in Saudi Arabia

Binyamin Rose

Can Israel evolve into a key player in Saudi Arabia’s strategy against Iran?

 

Washington Wrap: Trump Un-Moored?

Omri Nahmias

The fraught Alabama Senate race puts Trump’s instincts to the test

 

Global View: Not a Pretty Picture

Gershon Burstyn

Two snapshots in a Russian dacha tell a single tale of Putin’s power

 

Metro & Beyond: Israel’s New York Consul Reaches Out

Jacob Kornbluh

Dani Dayan, Israeli consul general in New York, has changed the diplomatic rules since assuming his position in August 2016

 

Lifelines: Treatment Plan

C. Saphir

I was perfectly healthy, with no risk factors for the disease. No one in my family was sick. And I was a good person!

 

Normal Like Me: Chapter 21

Ruti Kepler

“Faigy?” said her brother’s voice. “Did you see the newspaper? Your newspaper, the one you write for?”

 

Endnote: A Letter to the King

Riki Goldstein

Motty Steinmetz ‘s “Brivele” opens new pathways to Tehillim



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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?”