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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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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