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The Rabbi Who Hears Me

Eytan Kobre

Nearly a decade ago, Rabbi Yisroel Grossberg became the menahel of BCA — a Brooklyn high school for girls closed out of every other option

 

Your Body’s Keeper

Yael Schuster

Protecting your health is not just a lifestyle option, but a mitzvah. And that idea hasn’t been lost on many health practitioners in their quest to synthesize timeless Torah principles with modern-day understanding of nutrition in helping to combat food abuse and getting people healthier. Because when a Jew eats to fortify the body for spiritual work, each meal becomes a seudas mitzvah

 

The Money Trap: Let Your Lawyer Read It First

Gila Arnold

The most basic rule before handing over your money to someone else: Get everything in writing. Because in a business deal, the contract is king

 

Inside Israel: Israel Strikes Iran in the Heart of Syria

Eliezer Shulman

In the wee morning hours of April 9, Israel sent a message to Syria, Iran, and Russia: It won’t be deterred from uprooting an Iranian military presence in Syria

 

Washington Wrap: Ending Palestinian Terror, by Force

Omri Nahmias

Two years after Taylor Force’s murder, his father celebrates a bill that will keep US funds from terrorists’ hands

 

Eye on Europe: British Jews on a Collision Course with Corbyn?

Gedalia Guttentag

The latest revelations — about Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s questionable social media activities, dating back six years — have finally triggered a massive response

 

Metro&Beyond: Cuomo Unites New York Democrats

Jacob Kornbluh

A united party could take back the New York State Senate from the Republicans

 

Fiction Corner: To Live Again

Menachem Pines

So now he had a new nickname. Gorilla. Yet another entry on the list of insulting names the rebbi had affixed to him

 

Normal Like Me: Chapter 39

Ruti Kepler

“But Tommy and all the other boys are learning English and math, and they have computers. And I’m left in the village with the babies!”

 

Endnote: Five Things You Didn't Know about Chilu Posen; Nachas for the Rebbe

Riki Goldstein

Hearing Motti Steinmetz sing moves a lot of people. But ask Motti what it is that moves him, and the standard answer is “Almost every song I sing”



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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?”