Army of One
Yisroel Besser | Tuesday, April 08, 2014
He consults with presidents and senators, meets secretly with kings and generals. Malcolm Hoenlein is arguably the most powerful Jewish official in the United States, but he travels without a bodyguard and although he's easily accessible, he conceals more than he reveals.
Thank You, Shanghai
Shimon Breitkopf, Shanghai, China | Tuesday, April 08, 2014
Less than a month before they would sit down to the Seder to celebrate the holiday of liberation, an unusual delegation headed by Rav Chaim Walkin set out to the Chinese metropolis of Shanghai. Seventy years before, their families had found an unlikely refuge from the Nazis in this foreign city. Now they’d returned — to say thank you.
Insider from the Outside
Eytan Kobre | Tuesday, April 08, 2014
Early in his sociology career, Professor William Helmreich went back to the beis medrash in order to study what makes yeshivos tick. Seven years and hundreds of interviews later, he published the book that remains academia’s sole portrait of the yeshivah world. But it is the memories of the never-published conversations with the greatest roshei yeshivah of the past generation that still stir his heart and mind.
Make a Name for Yourself
Libi Astaire | Tuesday, April 08, 2014
Some see in their family name a calling, a value system, or point of pride. It’s not just an appendage; it’s part of their identity. What stories do our names reveal about hidden histories and a precious past?