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Twin Fates

Aharon Granot

Decades later, Rene and Irene Guttmann are some of the last “Mengele twins” still alive

 

Grains of Truth

Shlomi Gil

Professor Mordechai Kislev has spent decades of his research synthesizing agricultural facts mentioned in the Talmud with archaeological discoveries related to the botany of Eretz Yisrael

 

Rose Report: Mike Pence Marvels at Israel

Binyamin Rose

Pence confirms embassy move in packed Knesset address. On-site report

 

Washington Wrap: Baser Instincts

Omri Nahmias

Trump is basically captive to his voter base. With a meager popularity rating of about 40%, a significant portion of the country opposes his policies

 

Metro&Beyond: Cuomo Proposes 2019 Budget

Jacob Kornbluh

Despite budgetary belt-tightening, yeshivos still a priority for Cuomo

 

Inside Israel: No Messing with the Kingdom

Eliezer Shulman

An agreement had been reached two months ago, but it was put on hold following President Trump’s Jerusalem announcement

 

The Explainer: Has UNRWA Outlived Its Usefulness?

Binyamin Rose

President Trump’s $65 million funding cut last week has caused UNRWA gloom and an impending sense of doom

 

Impressions: This Small One Will Become Great

As told to Rivky Neuhaus by Rav Yitzchak Abuhav

“We just want the brit milah, nothing more. If you won’t do it, that’s fine. But if yes, just do it and be done with it”

 

Lifelines: The Challenger

C. Saphir

There was no way I could explain to Gedalyah, or his family, why I wasn’t interested in naming after Bubbe

 

Normal Like Me: Chapter 29

Ruti Kepler

Life in a place without a dry cleaner’s, without a grocery, without any stores at all, could be wonderful. Especially for him

 

Endnote: An Angel to Guard over You Eternally

Riki Goldstein

Levy Falkowitz releases guardian angels in his new “Hamalach”

 

A Few Minutes with… Representative Brian Mast

Omri Nahmias

“I think peace is more likely now because of the actions of the US, making this push and declaring Jerusalem the capital of Israel”



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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?”