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Hard Truths about an Ancient Doctrine

Machla Abramovitz

Harold Rhode began his study of Islam nearly five decades ago. His prescription for the West? Never defend, never explain, and always go on the offense

 

Dreaming Big in Mexico City

Binyamin Rose, Mexico City

Mexico City’s Orthodox Ashkenazic Jewish community doesn’t measure itself by its size, but by its ambition to grow its Torah institutions and thrive

 

Inside Outside

Yisrael Kenig

With a loving heart and an embracing kehillah, Dayan Rav Moshe Shtesel is rekindling chassidish souls that have gone cold

 

Rose Report: Parents of Duma Suspect Speak Out

Binyamin Rose

Has the Shin Bet locked away a Jewish terrorist or innocent teen?

 

Washington Wrap: When the Donald Met Kim Jong-un

Omri Nahmias

The two don’t exactly like each other, but they are similar in at least two ways: a penchant for unpredictability and a tendency toward dramatics

 

Metro&Beyond: Naftali Bennett, “Minister of the Jews”

Jacob Kornbluh

Naftali Bennett promises to spend big on the Diaspora to ensure a Jewish future

 

A Few Minutes with... New York State Assemblyman Walter Mosley

Jacob Kornbluh

New York State Assemblyman Walter Mosley on his emergence as a leading pro-Israel Democrat

 

Inside Israel: A Reprieve, Not a Cease-Fire, on the Northern Front

Eliezer Shulman

As Iran’s missile threat grows, IDF drills for three-front war

 

On Site: A Small World, After All

Malky Lowinger

If you think the world is too big, try visiting 25 cities across five continents in just three hours

 

Double Take: Breathing Space

Shaina King

“Right!” I said encouragingly. Was I doing this right? “That’s all. Lots of people live like that. We can handle that”

 

Normal Like Me: Chapter 36

Ruti Kepler

“You told us not to give you a phone, even if you begged for one in the middle of the night”

 

Endnote: The Sweetness of Torah; Don’t Send Anyone Else

Riki Goldstein

“If people were to feel the sweetness of Torah they would ‘go crazy’ for it, because Torah includes all good of the world”



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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