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Courage of His Convictions

Yossi Elituv and Aryeh Ehrlich

Gilad Erdan speaks frankly, in measured tones, and without spouting the clichés that politicians so often use. That has endeared him to Likud voters

 

Torah Triumphs in Passaic

Binyamin Rose, Passaic, New Jersey

Here, progress is measured by how its newcomers succeeded in winding the clock backward, all the way back to the turn of the 20th century

 

Ari and Ari: Laws of the Jungle

Ari Z. Zivotofsky and Ari Greenspan

In Papua New Guinea, a land where hunters live by their arrows, and children wield machetes, there are tribesmen who believe they’re reconnecting to their Jewish roots

 

The Rose Report: The Curse of Mohammed Dahlan

Binyamin Rose

If Israeli politics borders on the inexplicable, Palestinian politics is downright irrational

 

Washington Wrap: Give It Teeth, or Give It the Boot

Omri Nahmias

In another move that strengthened the bonds between Washington and Jerusalem, the administration last week announced that it was withdrawing from UNESCO in protest of its anti-Israel policies

 

Inside Israel: Should the IDF Cash In?

Tzippy Yarom

Many of Israel’s high-tech billionaires and multimillionaires owe their success to their IDF training. Should the IDF get a cut of the profits?

 

Metro & Beyond: Heating Up in Boro Park

Jacob Kornbluh

Hikind is relying on his brand name, which carries weight in Boro Park and parts of Midwood, to overcome the challenges of being a third-party candidate

 

Do We Really Need All Those Guns?

Omri Nahmias

It’s those kinds of loopholes in the law that have Americans debating whether such easy access to high-powered weapons was really the intent of Constitutional framers

 

Lifelines: Just Pareve

C. Saphir

“I think they’re a little jealous of you. You’re so poised and confident, and you have such a sunny personality, maybe they feel a little intimidated”

 

Normal Like Me: Chapter 13

Ruti Kepler

It may be hard, but that’s not an excuse to leave your wife a living widow and your children virtual orphans

 

Endnote: Someday We’ll Change the Words Again

Riki Goldstein

What is it about the song that makes it so great and we never get tired of it? There are so many songs about Mashiach

 

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Locked Up for Saving Lives
Rabbi Moshe Grylak Kidney-shaped kindness
Selling a Defective Product
Yonoson Rosenblum To play or not to play
Out of the Booth of Truth
Eytan Kobre “Entries into and exits from the succah”
Take 5: Business Tips from Peloton COO Tom Cortese
Prepared for print by Shira Isenberg Invigorate a “sleepy industry” with innovation
Ten Questions for Shmuel Bisk
Rachel Bachrach A good mortgage broker can save you NIS 100,000
That Elusive Mr. Right
Jacob L. Freedman “I’m calling because you got it all wrong!”
Home Front Command
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman Another victim of Hurricane Harvey
Say What?
Faigy Peritzman The language of the heart
The Business of Marriage
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Don’t squelch your spouse’s financial dreams
The Pastry Chef: Part II
D. Himy, M.S. CCC-SLP And Zivia Reischer Red thoughts, green thoughts