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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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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”
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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!”
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Work / Life Solutions with Bunim Laskin
Moe Mernick "I don’t believe in sacrificing days — you only get ever...
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
Good Vision
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Good or bad, nice or not? What you see is what you get
Day of Peace
Mrs. Elana Moskowitz