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All in Good Time

Riki Goldstein

For Rav Yehuda Zev Segal ztz”l, the Manchester Rosh Yeshivah, the most seemingly insignificant event became a mussar lesson. Twenty-five years after his petirah, talmidim still integrate those messages

 

No Laughing Matter

Barbara Bensoussan

Underneath the shtick, Rabbi Gavriel Friedman (Rav Gav) delivers serious Torah, navigating the modern minefield of political correctness while captivating the unaffiliated with no-frills learning

 

On Site: Your True Colors

Shlomi Gil

Artist Gil-Ad Stern says you don’t have to draw religious objects to create holy art. It’s about how you view your inner canvas

 

Rose Report: Poland Detached from Its Past

Binyamin Rose

Proposed Holocaust law punishes discussions of Polish guilt

 

Washington Wrap: Dazzling and Dauntless in Davos

Omri Nahmias

Trump the tycoon surprises Davos Man

 

Metro&Beyond: Terror in the Sunshine State?

Jacob Kornbluh

“I don’t know that I’ve ever heard anything as offensive as what we just heard”

 

Global View: Words as Weapons

Gershon Burstyn

Cory Booker’s “manufactured rage” weaponizes words in Washington

 

The Opinionator: Does Israel Have a Moral Responsibility to Accept Asylum Seekers?

Gedalia Guttentag

“The left are fake humanitarians; they’re not doing this to help the migrants, they’re doing this to change the Jewish demographics of the country”

 

The Explainer: A Deadline for DACA looms

Omri Nahmias

Will Congress stump up for Trump’s border wall to protect the Dreamers?

 

Lifelines: Precision Missile

C. Saphir

There are times in your life when you feel that Hashem is speaking directly to you, and this was one of them

 

Normal Like Me: Chapter 30

Ruti Kepler

Avitzedek sang and beat his drum. Faigy found herself entranced for a moment. Looking at the boys’ faces, she was surprised to see deep respect

 

Endnote: A Mother’s Prayer Turns Around a Jewish Daughter

Riki Goldstein

I’d never seen such an emotional kallah in my life. Later, she thanked me, and she told me that this song had turned her life around



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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?”