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The Greatest Privilege of All

Eliezer Shulman and Yair Stern

Rav Shmuel Auerbach was much more than a brilliant scholar with thousands of talmidim — he was also available to all the multifaceted residents of his neighborhood

 

What Sam Nunberg Really Thinks

Yisroel Besser

The young media consultant and political insider was embraced in Trump’s inner sanctum — until a storm hit and Sam Nunberg found himself on the outs

 

On Site: Guaranteed Returns

C. S. Teitelbaum

Rebbe Elimelech of Lizhensk declared that whoever comes to his gravesite won’t leave the world without doing teshuvah. On 21 Adar, thousands will relive the promise

 

Rose Report: Guns Blazing at CPAC

Binyamin Rose

Trump crowns himself the true conservative. Special coverage from the CPAC convention

 

Washington Wrap: Gun Control — Who’s Calling the Shots?

Omri Nahmias

If just last week, the establishment’s response to the horrific massacre in Parkland, Florida, was limited to “thoughts and prayers,” recent days have shown a certain change of direction

 

Metro&Beyond: New York Republicans Scramble for a Candidate

Jacob Kornbluh

No obvious GOP candidate to unseat struggling Cuomo

 

Inside Israel: Trouble on All Fronts

Eliezer Shulman

Touring Israel’s northern border reveals an IDF watchful and wary

 

Global View: The Man Likes His Press

Gershon Burstyn

Widening investigations show strongman Bibi as hungry for positive coverage

 

The Fiction Corner: You're on My List

Yehudit Freund

“He kept lists of talmidot whom he accepted after every other place closed its doors to them,” the speaker said, choked with tears

 

Normal Like Me: Chapter 34

Ruti Kepler

“If I were a friendly sort of guy who knew how to communicate, what would be the right thing for me to say now?”

 

Endnote: Simchas Hachaim and Dented Silver Pieces

Riki Goldstein

In many families affiliated with Maimonides, secular music is the norm — so why would the kids be so excited to sing along to “Aleh Katan” and “Forever One”?



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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?”