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Yehiel Kalish to the Rescue

Binyamin Rose

Newly appointed Illinois state representative Rabbi Yehiel Kalish thinks his identity is no obstacle in the world of politics


How Could You Desert me?

Shaina King

I put my relationship with my son into her unsteady hands


Shared Space: Chapter 40

Dov Haller

It was like being on a date, each of them speaking prepared lines, walking the tightrope between easygoing and deep


What’s Left of Libya?

Elia Meghnagi

Half a century after leaving Benghazi, I can still hear the shamash giving two knocks with his walking stick at the crack of dawn, summoning us for Selichot


Lifelines: Shock Treatment


I couldn’t tell this to my friends, but while Mr. Lindberg’s tirade had been inexcusable, he had given me a lot to think about


Shared Space: Chapter 39

Dov Haller

“Perfect, I’m going to call Oded right now. Thanks.” He smiled reassuringly, his lips stretching all the way across his face so that he looked anything but reassuring


With a Joyful Heart

As told to Sharon Gelbach

Today, baruch Hashem, there are many organizations that provide support to patients and to the extended family, but in those days there was nothing


Shared Space: Chapter 38

Dov Haller

Kivi couldn’t help himself. “Malky, I feel like your father is way too busy with me, like he’s not okay with me anymore. What’s the deal?”


Prove them Wrong

C. Saphir

“You really should have told me to come down to your office with my husband and broken this news to me in a nicer way”


A Chesed Shel Emes Repaid

Shaindy Horowitz

We marveled at the Hashgachah pratis we had merited — a fluke flight in the middle of the night especially for our father z”l


Shared Space: Chapter 37

Dov Haller

“You probably think we should never have left, right?” Malky caught him off guard. “Do you watch that video every night and cry over the life you once had?”


Catching Up with Avraham Cohen

Binyamin Rose

“One of the things I learned from Rav Mendel Weinbach ztz”l was that our job was to put people’s spiritual yearnings and sentiments into words”

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No Misunderstandings
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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