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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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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