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Facts in the Ground

Shlomi Gil

Rav Shlomo Tzvi Hersh Taub, son of the Modzhitzer Rebbe, battles for the grave of a holy ancestor sealed under a Polish soccer field

 

Oath of Honor

Shlomi Gil

In 1951, American Leonard Wisper lay critically injured in a North Korean POW camp. He made a bargain with G-d that if he survived, he’d start keeping mitzvos

 

D-Day for the Draft

Eliezer Shulman

Will Bibi’s failure to pass draft bill trigger Israeli elections?

 

Russian Roulette over Syria?

Eliezer Shulman

Will Putin offer Bibi a choice of Iran deal or quiet borders?

 

A Few Minutes with Rav Shmuel Rabinovich

Eliezer Shulman

Rav Shmuel Rabinovitch, chief rabbi of the Kosel, on how America’s religious community can help secure its sanctity

 

Why the Golan Should Remain Israeli

Binaymin Rose

Support for recognizing Golan reaches new heights in Congress

 

Help Wanted: A New Bank of Israel Governor

Binaymin Rose

In her parting letter, Flug stipulated that the government must choose a replacement with enough backbone to ensure the Bank of Israel retains its independence from political considerations

 

Netanyahu Courts Europe’s Right

Binaymin Rose

Netanyahu will ignore the left’s rage, and the demonstrations likely to mark next week’s visit to Israel of Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orbán

 

Meet the New Boss

Omri Nahmias

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, the newly elected president of Mexico, is determined to set a new course for his country

 

Tit for Tat Over Trade

Omri Nahmias

How will the trade war affect the average American?

 

Little Shul on the Prairie

Rabbi Shneur Aisenstark

In 1948, for parnassah reasons, my parents moved to Spring Valley, Illinois, a hamlet about 100 miles southwest of Chicago in the center of coal country

 

Seismic Shift

C. Saphir

After years of outreach and Shabbos meals, I realized my guest just wanted the cholent

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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”
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!”
Work / Life Solutions with Bunim Laskin
Moe Mernick "You only get every day once"
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 The intrinsic value of each mitzvah
Good Vision
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Good or bad, nice or not? What you see is what you get
Day of Peace
Mrs. Elana Moskowitz On Shabbos we celebrate peace within and without