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Trapping the Disease of Escape

Barbara Bensoussan

Moshe Yachnes, founder of a frum rehab center, is one person on the frontlines who believes addicts can learn recovery skills and achieve the sobriety they deserve

 

Living the Chaburah

Shraga Simmons

Rabbi Aryeh Nivin had been teaching strategies for coping with life’s difficulties for years. Then he faced a crisis that put him to the ultimate test

 

A Little Number That Means a Lot

Gila Arnold

A credit score can make or break you at the bank. Beware, there are many ways to destroy your score — and fewer ways to improve it

 

Washington Wrap: Nunes Memo Creates Lightning Rod

Omri Nahmias

It’s hard to underestimate the drama being playing out in Washington these days. The talk everywhere is that the Russia investigation will soon reach a boiling point

 

Rose Report: Drowning Out the Noise

Binyamin Rose

Kerry, Gabbay, and the tiny crowd in French Square suffer from similar political delusions

 

Metro&Beyond: Prosecution Dropped; Menendez Favored to Win Reelection

Jacob Kornbluh

Though a recent poll showed that 51% of New Jerseyans think Menendez doesn’t deserve reelection, New Jersey leans Democratic and no strong Republican challenger has emerged

 

Inside Israel: War on the Western Front?

Eliezer Shulman

With no good options in Gaza, Hamas resorts to threats of war

 

The Explainer: Getting the Show on the Road

Omri Nahmias

Trump’s $1.5 trillion infrastructure package to rebuild and modernize America’s aging roads, bridges, airports.... Is this a second Industrial Revolution, or a 21st-century pipe dream?

 

Ten Questions for Eliezer Greer

Rachel Bachrach

Eliezer Greer is the creator of the Jewish Halachic Analog Clock, which was recently launched on MyZmanim.com. He is based in Waterbury, Connecticut

 

Lifelines: With a Hand Tied Behind Me

C. Saphir

Many times, store owners and random people on the street screamed for Hatzolah to be called when they witnessed my sudden attacks

 

Normal Like Me: Chapter 31

Ruti Kepler

“What are you, a little boy?” he asked. “What’s with the rewards? If you want to go on a trip, go”

 

Endnote: The Shy Son; Uri Davidi Back Where It All Started; Entertainers' Go-To Songs

Riki Goldstein

“In 1967, my father was musical director at Camp Kol Rinah and was recording an album for the camp. He insisted I sing a solo on that album”



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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?”