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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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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