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Jewish Berlin Reborn

Yonoson Rosenblum

In the capital of the former Nazi regime, an Orthodox community grows from the ashes. The moral force behind much of that rebirth is Dayan Chanoch Ehrentreu

 

In the Driver’s Seat

Esther Teichtal

Ten years after the passing of Ohr David Rosh Yeshivah Rabbi Chaim Moshe Flom ztz”l, talmidim and family members share who their father, rebbi, and mentor really was

 

Washington Wrap: No Confusion Here

Omri Nahmias

Kim dials down the rhetoric, but is he serious about peace?

 

Israel Jaunt Opens City Council Eyes

Jacob Kornbluh

A strong message about New York City's support for Israel

 

A Few Minutes with Dr. Alan Mendoza

Gedalia Guttentag

Dr. Alan Mendoza, executive director of the Henry Jackson Society, attributing populism to the erosion of the left-right divide

 

The Shul of My Youth: Driven to Make the Minyan

Rabbi Ilan Feldman

How does one learn courage and dedication from people who eat treif and can’t read a pasuk of Chumash? The synagogue where I grew up taught me the answer

 

Cut ’n Paste: You Can Take It to the Bank

Benyomin Wolfson

A long awkward silence. He sat stoic, silent. I sat stunned. How could this man ever smile again? Even 65 years later?

 

Shared Space: Chapter 2

Dov Haller

“Oh, I almost forgot.” She looked worried for a moment. “My father called for you. He asked you to call back when you get home”

 

Normal Like Me: Chapter 41

Ruti Kepler

Nothing hurts like betrayal. No pain is deeper than the pain of disillusionment: seeing your hero unmasked as a dupe, your personal idol shattered into fraudulent bits

 

Endnote: The Sound I Like Best; Beri Weber's "Rabi Shimon"

Riki Goldstein

There’s nothing like a trumpet to get you marching



MM217
 
A Response to "Too Far from Home"
Rabbi Moshe Grylak “Chareidi Israel is not happy to absorb immigrants”
Life after Kollel
Yonoson Rosenblum Remaining a ben Torah requires remaining a bar daas
Angel's Advocate
Eytan Kobre Because this is how’s it’s supposed to be always
Make Your Words Count
Rabbi Shneur Aisenstark This story delivers two sobering lessons for all of us
I Know of What I Speak
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman I would allow my mask to fall, my soul to be revealed
Meet the Tzaddik
Jacob L. Freedman “Aren’t there meds that can get him back to yeshivah?”
Two centuries later, the Chasam Sofer’s niggunim are heard again
Riki Goldstein The musical side of the Chasam Sofer dynasty
How Do You Think of These Words?
Riki Goldstein “For me, the words are the neshamah of the song”
The Song I Can't Stop Singing: Shlomo Simcha
Riki Goldstein “Which song are you connecting to this season?”
Megama Had the Magic
Riki Goldstein Remembering Moshe Yess a”h and Shalom Levine a”h
Living Beyond the Moment
Faigy Peritzman Someone steeped in Torah always lives beyond the moment
Uncertainty
Sarah Chana Radcliffe We can only be sure that we can never be sure
Instinctive Knowledge
With Rav Moshe Wolfson, written by Baila Vorhand Jewish babies are born knowing Hashem
The Gardener: Part II
D. Himy, M.S. CCC-SLP and Zivia Reischer “It’s a secret language called body language”