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Normal Like Me: Epilogue

Ruti Kepler

“Look,” Mommy whispered to me. “There’s someone in a shal! Why would anyone buy clothes like these if they’re going to put a shal on top?”

 

The Last Witnesses

Libi Astaire, Ukraine

Father Patrick Desbois is on a mission to record eyewitness testimony about every Holocaust-era mass grave site in Eastern Europe. But his efforts have taken on a new urgency

 

The Day the Earth Trembled

Yisrael Groweiss

With predictions that the next “big one” is due to arrive within ten years, we look back at the terrifying natural disaster that shook up the Jewish world

 

A Military Accounting at Year End

Eliezer Shulman

IDF Chief of Staff, Gadi Eizenkot, in special briefing on Israel’s security horizons

 

True Confessions on Oslo

Binyamin Rose

Twenty-five years after Oslo, postmortem goes on

 

A Few Minutes with Dr. Ian Kearns

Gedalia Guttentag

The cofounder of the European Leadership Network warns that Europe is in a catastrophically fragile state

 

Begging Your Pardon

Omri Nahmias

A short list of newsworthy events in which one person, or country, might want to ask forgiveness from another

 

Oneg Shabbos: And Seal Us for Life

Yeruchem Yitzchak Landesman

For the sake of saving a life, said Rav Chaim HaLevi of Brisk, we must try everything, even something that goes against logic, even on Yom Kippur

 

Shared Space: Chapter 22

Dov Haller

Malky imitated the voice: “Of course this has nothing to do with parenting, Mrs. Denburger, it’s from Hashem, and it’s no big deal”

 

Normal Like Me: Chapter 61

Ruti Kepler

“What do we have to give the bride’s family?” she would ask. “Animals? Money? What price did you agree on with her father, Joe?”

 

Money Trap: Cleaned Out

Gila Arnold

When they discovered that all of their possessions had been stolen, they thought they’d hit rock bottom. But things only went downhill from there.

 

Fiction Corner: Signals

Miri Sonnenfeld

I dubbed him “the Monster.” His hulking figure, his glee at my near failures, made him monstrous in my eyes.

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When Tragedy Strikes
Shoshana Friedman What are we giving and what are we getting?
One Nation, Divisible
Yonoson Rosenblum Israel isn’t yet suffocated by political correctness
What Am I, Chopped Liver?
Eytan Kobre Far more disturbing is the title’s unspoken implication
Not Just Politics
Yisroel Besser We’re fighting over something that means the world to us
Are We There Yet?
Alexandra Fleksher Seeing other models of avodas Hashem enriches our own
Top 5 Yeshivish Business Ventures
Rabbi Dovid Bashevkin Different answers to “So, what is it you do?”
Work/Life Solutions with Mois Navon
Moe Mernick “When you set a goal, it’s going to take lots of effort”
Were They Orthodox Jews?
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman This is why I asked, “What difference does it make?”
You Get What You Pay For
Jacob L. Freedman “Get me a real doctor from Harvard who speaks Persian!”
Tunes That Take Me Back, with Levy Falkowitz
Riki Goldstein “It’s amazing how strong music memories are”
All Rivers Wind Up in the Sea
Riki Goldstein Your heartbeat will slow down listening to the new album
Nameless
Faigy Peritzman A name symbolizes the essence inherent within
Trapped
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Inject positivity into your marriage to counter burnout
The Game of Life
Rebbetzin Suri Gibber Use your competitive spirit to score high in life
The Musician Part II
D. Himy, M.S. CCC-SLP and Zivia Reischer “It’s an integrative therapy approach. Not boot camp”