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What to Believe

Gershon Burstyn

The Trump-Putin Show: How the American media has become the Kremlin’s most effective weapon


Talking Peace, Preparing for War

Eliezer Shulman

Will Israel recognize Hamas rule in return for long-term cease-fire?


Druze Protest Nation State Law

Eliezer Shulman

Wahib Habish, Druze head of Yarka city council in northern Israel, explains his community’s vociferous opposition to Israel’s new Nation-State Law


Lifelines: Separate Unit

C. Saphir

I resolved to show them that I was still their son and that they were not losing me to my kallah, Penina


Tech Talk: Living with Limits

Aliza Feder

Even good things need boundaries. No matter how worthwhile an activity is, if it becomes too consuming, the risks are bound to outweigh the benefits


Shared Space: Chapter 17

Dov Haller

His mother-in-law had called a month ago to ask him to speak at the sheva brachos they were hosting. “You’re always so funny Kivi, you can represent us”


Normal Like Me: Chapter 56

Ruti Kepler

“It’s just not worth it, Sara’le. To give in to a momentary urge to dress up, here in this world, and to lose worlds you can’t imagine, for all eternity….”


Stopping the Soul Snatchers

Rabbi Eliyahu Gut

The yeshivah bochurim who launched Pe’ilim may not have been sophisticated, but their youthful passion saved hundreds of new immigrants from forced secularization


Catching Up… with Alan Gross

Binyamin Rose

Alan Gross’s career took him to 54 countries. Most were routine business trips. His most recent visit to Cuba lasted five years — against his will


On Site: A Burger with a Side of Intrigue

Omri Nahmias

Whether you run with the movers and shakers or just want to chap a nosh while touring the nation’s capital, Char Bar is the place


Burning the Candle at Both Ends

Eliezer Shulman

Deterred by Iran, frustrated by Hamas. Ministers speak about Israel’s strategic quandary


A Shattering End to Quiet

Eliezer Shulman

Abbas condones terror, another family mourns

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What’s in a Name?
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
Rabbi Henoch Plotnick Dirshu Hashem b’himatzo — we are in Hashem’s company now...
Steven and Jonathan Litton
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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