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City for a Future

Shimon Breitkopf and Shlomi Gil

Incoming mayor Rabbi Avraham Rubinstein is best known both for helping the “little guy,” and keeping Bnei Brak on the map, spiritually and fiscally

 

More Than Just a Visit

Margie Pensak

Bikur Cholim organizations around the world are a function of unconditional chesed. But perhaps their greatest gift is the support during medical crises, when life feels overwhelming

 

Rose Report: Why Chareidim Are Ready for Elections

Binyamin Rose

Why would the chareidi parties terminate their dream government?

 

Washington Wrap: The Washington-Israel Nexus

Omri Nahmias

Rocked by instability and scandal, Bibi and Trump reaffirm their bond

 

Eye on Europe: The British Are Coming

Gedalia Guttentag

After seventy years of cold shoulder, Britain’s royals on the way to Israel

 

The Opinionator: Is There a Future for Jews in Europe?

Gedalia Guttentag

CER President Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt: “Although Europe’s security issues seem to have stabilized, it’s the religious rights issue that’s not going to go away”

 

The Money Trap: An Open-and-Shut Case

Gila Arnold

Handing a large sum of money over to someone in exchange for a promise can lead to drastic, life-altering consequences. Such is the story of Shaul

 

Impressions: 30 Days Before

Yehudah Rosset

Forty years after the murder of Yosef Dov Weissman Hy”d, family and friends are still amazed that he wrote a will after envisioning his own death

 

Lifelines: Rising from the Ashes

C. Saphir

She may have survived the war and built a successful professional life for herself, but part of her died in Auschwitz

 

Normal Like Me: Chapter 35

Ruti Kepler

Maybe I hadn’t even made it into the news, though. A woman getting shot in the arm because of a misunderstanding with the police wasn’t really that interesting

 

Endnote: One Return Brings Another; The World's Biggest Kiddush

Riki Goldstein

They listened to the song eight times, and eventually, the boy said, “Okay, I’ll do it. You can arrange a meeting for me. I’m ready now”

 

A Few Minutes with... State Senator Simcha Felder

Jacob Kornbluh

State Senator Simcha Felder advocates for armed police officers in front of schools



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What’s in a Name?
Shoshana Friedman “What does Writer X have to say this week?”
Atonement — Fake and Real
Yonoson Rosenblum White confessionals and faux rituals
Four Walls Coming Full Circle
Eytan Kobre All the while, there’s been a relationship in the offing...
And Yet We Smile
Yisroel Besser We are the nation that toils to be happy at all costs
Out of This World
Rabbi Henoch Plotnick Dirshu Hashem b’himatzo — we are in Hashem’s company now...
Steven and Jonathan Litton
Rachel Bachrach The co-owners of Litton Sukkah, based in Lawrence, NY
Tali Messing
Moe Mernick Tali Messing, engineering manager at Facebook Tel Aviv
Sick Note
Jacob L. Freedman “Of course, Dr. Freedman. Machul, machul, machul”
Avoiding Health Columns Can Be Good for You
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman Only one reliable guide for good health: our Torah
Endnote: Side Notes
Riki Goldstein Most Jewish music industry entertainers have side profes...
Me, Myself, and Why
Faigy Peritzman Where there’s no heart and no love, there’s no point
Can’t Do It Without You
Sarah Chana Radcliffe When you step up to the plate, you build your home team
Eternal Joy
Mrs. Elana Moskowitz The joy of Succos is the fruit of spiritual victory
The Appraiser: Part III
D. Himy, M.S. CCC-SLP and Zivia Reischer Make sure your child knows his strengths
Hidden Special Needs
Rena Shechter You won’t see his special needs, but don’t deny them
Dear Wealthy Friend
Anonymous There’s no need for guilt. I am truly happy for you