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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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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?”