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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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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