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The Best Medicine

Shimon Breitkopf with Shlomi Gil

Former Jerusalem mayor Uri Lupolianski agreed to a rare interview in the wake of his latest initiative — a groundbreaking urgent-care center in the capital

 

Seeing is Believing

Gavriel Horan

When Rabbi Chaim Jachter, a Gemara rebbi in New Jersey, confronted the doubts of his own star pupil, he knew he had to provide answers — with a comprehensive book on emunah

 

Manila Envelope

Ari Greenspan and Ari Z. Zivotofsky

After davening Shacharis in Manila’s daily minyan and meeting the rabbi of this tiny community, we unsealed a Southeast Asian treasure

 

Inside Israel: Israel and Russia Careening toward Disaster?

Eliezer Shulman

As the US goes AWOL on Syria, will Israel end up facing Russia alone?

 

Washington Wrap: Trump Unlikes Putin

Omri Nahmias

Trump finally stands up to Putin in barrage of missiles over Syria

 

Global View: A Note on Trump

Gershon Burstyn

It is almost cruel to point out the contrast between the Trump-Haley tandem and the Barack Obama team

 

Metro&Beyond: Intraparty Fracas Threatens GOP’s Only NYC House Seat

Jacob Kornbluh

Republicans slug it out in NY primary even as Democrats threaten safe seat

 

Face to Face with Roni Alsheich

Eliezer Shulman

Police Commissioner Roni Alsheich explains the deluge of high-profile corruption investigations in Israel

 

Double Take: Wheel of Fortune

Shaina King

Now I understand that he only earned commission, but all I knew then was that sometimes there was money, and sometimes there wasn’t. Usually there wasn’t

 

Normal Like Me: Chapter 40

Ruti Kepler

“If I don’t complete my hours here in Jerusalem, none of these courses I took will count toward my nursing degree! It’ll all go down the drain”

 

Endnote: How to Make Music without the Music

Riki Goldstein

“There’s something very raw, when all you have is the core of the song”

 

Shared Space: Chapter 1

Dov Haller

“It’s better to leave kollel on a high than to stay too long and leave after you’re burnt out,” Malky said



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Weekly Struggle
Shoshana Friedman Cover text: promise big and deliver what we promise
Only Through You
Rabbi Moshe Grylak A response to last week’s letter, “Waiting in Passaic”
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Are You Making a Kiddush Hashem?
Yonoson Rosenblum In communal affairs, “one bad apple…” often applies
Chance of a Lifetime
Eytan Kobre I identify with the urge to shout, “No, don’t do it!”
Seeking a Truly Meaningful Blessing
Dovid Zaidman We want to get married. Help us want to date
Shivah Meditations
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman Equivalence between two such polar opposites is puzzling
Magnet Moment
Jacob L. Freedman Everyone’s fighting a battle we know nothing about
Secrets and Surprises
Riki Goldstein Top-secret suits Eli Gerstner just fine
Blasts of Warmth
Riki Goldstein Keeping the chuppah music upbeat in low temperatures
Behind the Scenes
Faigy Peritzman
Good Vision
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Good or bad, nice or not? What you see is what you get
Day of Peace
Mrs. Elana Moskowitz