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Battle Scars

Yael Schuster

It’s always tumultuous for a child when parents divorce, and providing stability is critical. While the Mizbeiach sheds tears, parents can still help their children smile again

 

Sunset at Noon

Eytan Kobre

Physicist Dr. Yisrael Ury missed the last total eclipse of the sun, when Hawaii’s skies clouded over. He’s not going to let this one get away

 

Greeting the Ghosts of Salonika

Ari Z. Zivotofsky and Ari Greenspan

While Salonika served as a haven for centuries, it couldn’t save itself from the Nazi onslaught. Could this ancient city of refuge come to life again?

 

5 Pointers for Trump’s Middle East Peace Team

Binyamin Rose

If the Trump administration is hoping to succeed where their predecessors have failed, they might want to keep the following points in mind

 

A Nation Divided: Special On-Site Report

Omri Nahmias, Charlottesville, Virginia

Charlottesville spiraled into division and hate. Can a splintered country heal?

 

In the South, the Civil War Still Rages

Binyamin Rose

Southern hospitality from a personal perspective

 

Money Trap: Too Good to Be True

Margie Pensak

Why not buy older houses, renovate them, and flip them for a quick windfall — especially with online webinar estimates of $200,000 profit on each house?

 

Lifelines: Dangerous Sell

C. Saphir

We paid a fortune to the rehab center, but it was well worth it: Avi returned home clean, with a commitment to stay off drugs permanently.

 

Normal Like Me: Chapter 7

Ruti Kepler

“Would you suggest to a baalas teshuvah that she come to a family wedding in a sleeveless dress so her parents won’t be embarrassed?” I almost yelled

 

Endnote: “You teach me music, I’ll teach you baseball”

Riki Goldstein

5 things you didn’t know about… 8th Day

 

Noble Footsteps in the Queen City

Yosef Zoimen

While the neighborhoods have changed, old Cincinnati still echoes with the imprint of Rav Eliezer Silver

 

Lifelines: Black and White

C. Saphir

Many of the guys in my high school belonged to local gangs. Gangs afforded protection; if you wore the gang colors, your buddies would fight for you

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Sounds of Silence
Rabbi Moshe Grylak The Sages and their silences
The Slow Death of Europe
Yonoson Rosenblum What explains Europe’s self-destructive denial?
Time to Tell It Like It Is
Eytan Kobre Speak openly and honestly against evil
Vi Elult’zich?
Rabbi Henoch Plotnick Elul waits for no one
Wild Card
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman “Welcome your son, even on Shabbos”
Good for You
Faigy Peritzman Friends and family tried to cheer me up. “It wasn’t your...
Unparallel Lives
Sarah Chana Radcliffe What to do when spouses live out of tandem
Dear Girl on the Fridge Magnet
Words Unspoken I could say, “Welcome to real life, honey!” as I notice ...