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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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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”
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!”
Work / Life Solutions with Bunim Laskin
Moe Mernick "You only get every day once"
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 The intrinsic value of each mitzvah
Good Vision
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Good or bad, nice or not? What you see is what you get
Day of Peace
Mrs. Elana Moskowitz On Shabbos we celebrate peace within and without