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Vote for Obscure Office Draws Crowded Ballot

Yosef Lustig

Two things are assured: Very few people will show up at the polls, and the eventual winner will be forgotten until the next election — which will take place in November


Double Take: Getaway

Rochel (Grunewald) Samet

Unreachable. That’s what my daughter had become.


Shared Space: Chapter 44

Dov Haller

Did they have a private meeting, he wondered, to discuss who should answer and how? Wait, did they have a private chat all the time, without him?


Cold Turkey

Ari Greenspan and Ari Zivotofsky

Ari and Ari visit the last Jews of southern Turkey


Lifelines: Not Broken

C. Saphir

I gave up custody so my kids wouldn't suffer


Impressions: A Man of His Word

Tzvia Meth

“I should not be saying this, Herr Teicher. All the other men signed the document, and you refused to sign. I respect you for that”


Shared Space: Chapter 43

Dov Haller

Kivi sat quietly. His in-laws had been the ones who’d wanted this dinner, here he was, let them worry about the program and the awkward conversation


True Account: Behind the Clown Mask

As told to Margie Pensak

Behind my mask is a boy the rebbi said would amount to nothing


Cut 'n Paste: Any Moment

Rabbi Yosef Sorotzkin

In Ima's mind, every minute of one’s life is a gift. Every moment is to be used wisely, and above all, utilized for kiddush Sheim Shamayim


Shared Space: Chapter 42

Dov Haller

Benjy had seen Naomi upset like this, but that had been a long time ago: she’d become a Halb over time. Halbs didn’t rage or screech


Shared Space: Chapter 41

Dov Haller

“Listen, Kivi, it’s like this. I was schmoozing with Daniel while you were gone, and he was saying some pretty scary stuff”


Yeshivos Win Big in Federal Court

Eytan Kobre

Court victory recognizes parents’ rights to choose in battle over yeshivah education

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No Misunderstandings
Rabbi Moshe Grylak Hashem revealed the secret of a balanced life
What Was the Court’s Rush?
Yonoson Rosenblum The Democratic Party’s descent into madness
Survey? Oy Vey
Eytan Kobre How could YAFFED promote such a farce?
Filling the Void
Rabbi Henoch Plotnik Jewish leaders don’t need to be declared or coronated
Top 5 Ways We Remember Our Rebbeim (and we love them for it!)
Rabbi Dovid Bashevkin An ode to these pivotal people in my life
Hanging On in Newark
Rabbi Nosson Scherman Rabbi Nosson Scherman remembers the shul of his youth
A Fine Kettle of Fish
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman The “minor” chasadim are often the most meaningful
The Next Hill
Jacob L. Freedman The look on Malachi’s face nearly broke my heart
Tradition and Modern Meet in One Long Dance
Riki Goldstein Fusing tradition and modernity comes naturally to him
A Playlist for Shabbos
Riki Goldstein What does Moshy Kraus sing at the Shabbos table?
With Flying Colors
Riki Goldstein My 15 seconds of fame on the Carnegie Hall stage
Full Faith
Faigy Peritzman With emunah, everyone’s obligation is the same
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Silence isn’t always golden
The Only One
With Rav Moshe Wolfson, written by Baila Vorhand Within every Jew is the flame of instinctive emunah