Tactless Warrior or Weathered Maverick?
Binyamin Rose | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Avigdor Lieberman has minimal military experience and a penchant for speaking his mind, no matter where he finds himself. As Israel’s new defense minister, can he tame himself while keeping Israel’s enemies at bay?
Rabi Shimon’s Serenade
Rachel Ginsberg | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
They’re up on the bandstand playing their hearts out, but this is no ordinary show. In Meron on Lag B’omer, the music is but a backdrop, fusing with the intense prayer, supplication, and joy of the thousands who come to bask in Rashbi’s blessings. These players haven’t slept all night and don’t get a shekel for their efforts, but it’s one concert they’ll never miss.
Eliezer Shulman | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
He was the Sephardic gadol of Eretz Yisrael, molding a generation whose influence reverberated around the world. But Rav Ezra Attiya was even more — he was the abba to every impoverished bochur who knew the Rav would never turn anyone away. More than four decades after Rav Ezra’s passing, his son Rav David Attiya, one of Jerusalem’s elder dayanim, reveals his father’s secret formula for success.