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Normal Like Me: Chapter 6

Ruti Kepler

“I don’t want to be ‘back to normal’! ” Tzadok insisted. “I have a mission. I was given a gift! I won’t destroy it with a drug”

 

Endnote: Pinky Weber’s Forgotten Niggun

Riki Goldstein

Every artist wants his album to be as perfect as can be, but sometimes he has to take a gamble. Is the song going to soar or flop?

 

Lifelines: Love the Convert

C. Saphir

“I tell you, geirim have bad blood. I’ve known a few of them, and I see that they usually revert to their old lifestyle”

 

Cut ’N Paste: How’s My Dancing?

Zechariah Saltman

Once you’ve stepped on a considerable number of feet, you can simply repeat the same exact steps over and over to your heart’s content

 

Normal Like Me: Chapter 5

Ruti Kepler

White people, she’d heard, almost never painted their faces. That was so stupid. Wasn’t it bad enough that they were so pale and colorless, like skeletons?

 

Endnote: A Kindness Along the Way

Riki Goldstein

Sometimes it’s the unsung, uncelebrated deeds that boost a singer into the limelight. Who helped these popular entertainers find their way?

 

Powder Keg under Wraps

Aharon Granot, Kfar A-Ram

In hostile Arab territory, innocent factories can mask dangerous secrets, as I learned on a nighttime raid with a special IDF force

 

Beef from a Beaker

Beth Perkel

Is meat grown in a lab just a fantasy of the future, or could it really wind up on your dinner plate?

 

The Eighth Note

Sara Pardes

Itai Levy is recreating the musical instruments that set the background melody of the Beis Hamikdash and replicating the eight-stringed harp played by his own ancestors

 

A Battle for Longevity

Binyamin Rose, with reporting from Jacob Kornbluh

No successors in sight to rule Israel, PA

 

Iran Air: More than just an Airline

Eliyahu Ackerman

Tehran arms ferry raises questions on Boeing sales to Iran

 

Trump Plots Next Step on Iran

Jacob Kornbluh

Senator Corker: Only one chance to rip up the deal

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Vi Elult’zich?
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