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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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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