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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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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?”