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Small Victories Add Up

Binyamin Rose, Bucharest

Europe’s Jews face an assortment of challenges, and with the help of a dedicated corps of rabbanim, they hope to persevere and even thrive

 

A Singular Foundation

Yisroel Besser and Aryeh Ehrlich

Rebbe Mordechai Hager of Vizhnitz-Monsey built his chassidus with the sheer force of his own exalted presence, uncompromising values, and personal example

 

Mind Your Meds

Riki Goldstein

Rabbi Avrohom Adler is the go-to address for information on the kashrus-for-Pesach of a wide range of pharmaceuticals, supplements, and toiletries. Before Pesach, his hotline is busier than ever

 

A Chol Hamoed to Remember

Leah Reisman

To make this Chol Hamoed different, here’s some great advice from trip-planning experts around the world. From the classic city outings to far off the beaten path

 

Defense Desk: Escalation in the Air

Eliezer Shulman

After months of calm, wave of attacks shatters Israel’s sense of security

 

Washington Wrap: Another One Bites the Dust

Omri Nahmias

Zero tolerance for dissenters as White House purge continues

 

Metro&Beyond: Yeshivah Students on a Mission

Jacob Kornbluh

Will Orthodox clout in Albany translate into dollars for yeshivos?

 

Global View: See No Evil

Gershon Burstyn

From Farrakhan to Corbyn, liberals silent on anti-Semitism

 

Inside Israel: Digital Warriors Gather in Jerusalem

Tzippy Yarom

Pro-Israel cyber warriors go offline to trade tips in the real world

 

Oneg Shabbos: Executed Plan

Yeruchem Yitzchak Landesman

Reb Ezra was sentenced to death in front of hundreds of cheering spectators. Why wouldn’t the Rav permit his widow to remarry and move on with her life?

 

Lifelines: A Good Life

C. Sapir

I said no. But there weren’t many other viable options, and my parents and siblings kept urging me to reconsider. So after a while, I said yes

 

Normal Like Me: Chapter 37

Ruti Kepler

He certainly never meant to become public enemy number one by ruining the whole Aravah

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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?”