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Where Hope Lives

Yisroel Besser

“If you want to learn, we want you here.” That’s the invitation Waterbury’s Rav Ahron Kaufman gives to any teenager who wants to try yeshivah learning

 

Meeting the Baal Shem Tov in 2018

Rachel Ginsberg

As post-modern 2018 rediscovers Mezhibuzh of 1750, are we seeing the fulfillment of a centuries-old promise?

 

Doctor at the Crossroads

Eytan Kobre

For Rabbi Dr. Avraham Steinberg, it is his years as a liaison to the great poskim on medical issues that he considers the experience of a lifetime

 

Visions of Greatness

Margie Pensak

Dr. Michael Elman has cared for a number of Torah giants during his 30 years as an ophthalmologist. He’s received, he says, far more than he’s given

 

Washington Wrap: The Iran Nuclear Deal Is Dead. Now What?

Omri Nahmias

“Regime change might ultimately happen, but it can take many years.” Middle East analyst Ronen Dangoor on what’s next with Iran

 

Pompeo, Enter Stage Right

Omri Nahmias

Anne Gearan, the White House reporter for the Washington Post, on Pompeo’s ascendance and his role in the talks

 

The Summit in Singapore

Omri Nahmias

If everything goes well, in another month, on June 12, an event will take place that even Donald Trump admits was delusional just a few weeks ago

 

Inside Israel: Don't Test Us

Eliezer Shulman

Why would Iran start a skirmish that it knew might result in a massive Israeli counterattack?

 

At Jerusalem Embassy Opening, History and Miracles

Gershon Burstyn

70th birthday gift. A sense of history as US embassy finally opens doors in Jerusalem

 

Witnessing History

Gershon Burstyn

Reaction from VIPs at the Jerusalem Embassy opening

 

Niggun for Broken Hearts

Shimon Breitkopf

He sat in the women’s gallery of the neighborhood shul from morning to night, writing his chiddushim and dissecting folios, but what really sparked my curiosity was the tune he used to accompany his Torah learning — sometimes it sounded like a ballad of yearning, sometimes like a victory march. Little did I know it was a song that would change my Yom Tov — and my life. A true story.

 

Lifelines: Rock of Support

C. Saphir

“I can tell you one thing: My wife doesn’t know how well I learned today, but she absolutely knows if I took out the trash”

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