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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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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
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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
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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