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Yisroel Groweiss

Chaim Topol, the Israeli actor most famous for his portrayal of Tevye the milkman has found his way back to the energy of the shtetl

 

The Few, the Proud, the Frum

Margie Pensak

Approximately 10,000 Jews serve in all branches of the US armed forces — and a handful are Orthodox. How do they balance their very disparate lives?

 

Impressions: Chance of a Lifetime

Zev Singer

When Scott Woodrow heard the call, he couldn’t say no

 

Rose Report: Keeping Watch on Bitcoin

Binyamin Rose

Rise of crypto-currency Bitcoin puts financial watchdogs on guard

 

Washington Wrap: Cracks in the Silence

Omri Nahmias

Is Abbas really rejecting America as a mediator of Mideast peace?

 

Inside Israel: Hamas and Israel Square Off

Eliezer Shulman

Breakthrough tunnel technology blunts Hamas’s strategic weapon

 

Metro&Beyond: Alabama a Harbinger for 2018?

Jacob Kornbluh

Champagne and caution as Democrats pull off a win in red Alabama

 

The Explainer: Can Israel find a cure for ailing drug giant Teva?

Tzippy Yarom

How will Teva’s woes affect Israel’s economy?

 

Lifelines: Background Static

C. Saphir

“Everyone’s looking at me,” Devorah complained. “Wherever I go, I feel people’s eyes examining me to see if anything is ‘on the way’ ”

 

Normal Like Me: Chapter 24

Ruti Kepler

He’d known it would make their blood boil, but he’d been determined to shout them down. Something small and mean within had egged him on

 

Endnote: The Story behind the Song: Unsullied Soul

Riki Goldstein

“…the moment I heard the voice of Reb Shmuel singing it the real way, I couldn’t pass it up”

 

Cut ‘n Paste: On a Wing and a Prayer

Mendy Fellig

She told me she thought the book might be in Hebrew. I offered to look at it and confirm whether or not it was



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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?”