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Wake Up and Smell the Coffee

Rachel Ginsberg

Today Avi Katz is the headline-grabbing multi-millionaire founder of Cofix discount cafes, but the sun wasn’t always shining on his fortunes

 

Dream Come True

Machla Abramovitz

All of us have dreams — an average four to six every night. If dreams are one-sixtieth prophecy, can anyone get a futuristic message while he sleeps?

 

Leapin’ Lizards

Malky Lowinger

With a playful python around his neck and a smiling iguana in his hand, Shlomo Horowitz is in reptile heaven

 

Rose Report: A Long Wait for Justice

Binyamin Rose

Will Secretary of Defense Mattis go to bat for David Tenenbaum?

 

Washington Wrap: Et Tu, Steve?

Omri Nahmias

War of Words: Defensive Trump tries to poke holes in a gossip-filled best seller

 

Inside Israel: Yadlin’s Cautious Optimism

Eliezer Shulman

Former IDF chief of military intelligence Amos Yadlin dissects the danger on the northern front

 

Metro&Beyond: Cuomo’s Third Term Chances Rise

Jacob Kornbluh

Cuomo on cruise control for third term after Republican opponent’s withdrawal

 

The Explainer: Fire and Fury inside the Trump White House

Binyamin Rose

Is Michael Wolff’s new best seller on President Trump’s first year in office an issue that will burn on, or will the fury die down?

 

Lifelines: Tug of War

C. Saphir

“Maybe you can be Rabi Akiva,” I told Kalman one day, “but I can’t be Rabi Akiva’s wife”

 

Normal Like Me: Chapter 27

Ruti Kepler

“You won’t even get a particle of the resources of your ancestral land. All you’ll get is the salary they pay you. The salary of a modern-day slave”

 

Endnote: The Sound I Like Best

Riki Goldstein

I composed a song immediately afterward with those words: ‘Tachas asher lo avadeta…’ and it continued, ‘Is fardem, ivdu es Hashem besimchah — therefore, serve Hashem with joy’ ”



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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