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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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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?”