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Happy with Their Lot

Maayan David

A new study examines common myths about the chareidi sector while pinpointing areas of concern

 

No Fighting City Hall

Shimon Breitkopf and Shlomi Gil

As Jerusalem gears up for municipal elections at the end of the summer, Agudah MK Uri Maklev reflects on his own first foray into local politics

 

Safe Anchor or Risky Waters

Yael Schuster

A frum workplace would seem to offer a safe harbor from the stormy challenges of the secular job market. But smooth waters can hide treacherous currents

 

Tug-of-War over the Draft

Eliezer Shulman

Battle over draft law heats up as summer deadline approaches

 

Palestinians Test Their Limits

Omri Nahmias

Daring US to cut funding, Palestinians attack at UN

 

Year of the Woman?

Omri Nahmias

Glass ceiling rises as record number of women stand for election

 

Oneg Shabbos: Sweet Recovery

Yeruchem Yitzchak Landesman

“Every time your wife feels a headache coming on, tell her to take a candy, make a brachah with kavanah, and the pain will go away immediately”

 

Lifelines: Underwhelming Simchah

C. Saphir

I remember sitting at the Seder table with my husband, Yehoshua, that year and exclaiming, “I can’t believe it! Our first Pesach, and we’re all alone!”

 

Shared Space: Chapter 7

Dov Haller

“Listen Kivi, this will be whatever you make of it, it’s an opportunity and you have to decide whether to grab it”

 

Normal Like Me: Chapter 46

Ruti Kepler

“My children will not go to school. We don’t need school,” he kept saying. “The white man has nothing to teach us”



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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