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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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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