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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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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