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A Few Minutes with Rabbi Abba Cohen

Omri Nahmias

Agudah's Washington director Abba Cohen on the anti-Semitic threat in America


What Israel Lost in Gaza

Binyamin Rose

Costly cease-fire: Why tomorrow may be too late to destroy Hamas


What Israel Gains with a Yes, But

Binyamin Rose

Enter Bibi Netanyahu, the Middle East grandmaster of the “yes, but”


The Real Impediment to Peace

Binyamin Rose

If the Trump administration wants to know where the real impediment to peace lies, there’s a public opinion survey it should take a closer look at


Spy Games

Eliezer Shulman

Mossad veterans talk about Israel’s black ops


Double Talk: Premature Pity

Rochel Grunewald

Before she could respond, I demanded, “What do you want to tell people? She isn’t home. She isn’t in the hospital. Why is it a secret?”


Shared Space: Chapter 18

Dov Haller

Yes, he thought, my father is a mashgiach at Jumping Jax and your father is Benjy Halb but that still doesn’t give you the right to patronize me


Normal Like Me: Chapter 57

Ruti Kepler

As Bernadine watched them looking at the world around them with the curiosity of a year-old child, touching things in wonder, she couldn’t hold back her tears


Who Doesn’t Want a Little Yiddish Nachas?

Malky Lowinger

When veteran songwriter Yossi Green partnered with children’s choir arranger Moishy Kraus, people everywhere were enchanted


Mensch on the High Bench

Eytan Kobre

Born a Catholic but now a prominent member of the frum community in Portland, Oregon, Judge Rick Haselton has spent a lifetime climbing legal and spiritual ladders


Russia Sows Disharmony and Division

Omri Nahmias

Could Putin possibly have planned it any better?


The Friendly Skies between Tel Aviv and Washington

Omri Nahmias

United Airlines has now launched three direct flights weekly between Dulles Airport and Ben-Gurion Airport

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Shoshana Friedman “What does Writer X have to say this week?”
Atonement — Fake and Real
Yonoson Rosenblum White confessionals and faux rituals
Four Walls Coming Full Circle
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And Yet We Smile
Yisroel Besser We are the nation that toils to be happy at all costs
Out of This World
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Tali Messing
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Sick Note
Jacob L. Freedman “Of course, Dr. Freedman. Machul, machul, machul”
Avoiding Health Columns Can Be Good for You
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman Only one reliable guide for good health: our Torah
Endnote: Side Notes
Riki Goldstein Most Jewish music industry entertainers have side profes...
Me, Myself, and Why
Faigy Peritzman Where there’s no heart and no love, there’s no point
Can’t Do It Without You
Sarah Chana Radcliffe When you step up to the plate, you build your home team
Eternal Joy
Mrs. Elana Moskowitz The joy of Succos is the fruit of spiritual victory
The Appraiser: Part III
D. Himy, M.S. CCC-SLP and Zivia Reischer Make sure your child knows his strengths
Hidden Special Needs
Rena Shechter You won’t see his special needs, but don’t deny them
Dear Wealthy Friend
Anonymous There’s no need for guilt. I am truly happy for you