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An Ocean of Love: Rav Nosson Tzvi Finkel ztz”l, Rosh Yeshivas Mir

Yisroel Besser

Until just a week ago, there lived a man whose being testified to the words of the Mishnah — The Torah gives him kingship. He proved that the Torah cloaks those who learn it with majesty, grace, and dignity. That a figure rendered helpless by physical limitations could exude strength and focus, power and limitless ability. The face of Rav Nosson Tzvi Finkel, Rosh Yeshivas Mir, was testimony that the Shechinah rests among Yisrael.

 

The Baker’s Tale

Richard Rabkin

They could have shut their eyes and minded their own business, as so many people did in 1940s Poland. But when a three-year-old Jewish boy landed on their doorstep, so to speak, the Bulik family — bakers by profession — opened their hearts and gave the child a home. Michael Bulik, proprietor of Canada’s Bulik Bakery, tells the tale.

 

Seven Billion and Counting

Shalom Yitzchaki

As the world welcomed the seven billionth baby to its ranks, celebrations were tempered by worries over the strain a population boom will have on the world’s already depleted resources. But that didn’t stop the cakes, the festivities, and the international cameras. What will the world look like when the eighth millionths baby makes his entrance?

 

Should America Be Run Like A Business?

Nehemia Horowitz

Barring the unforeseen, the economy will continue to be the dominant issue in the 2012 presidential election campaign. As such, the current frontrunners for the Republican nomination — Mitt Romney and Herman Cain — are both trumpeting their successful careers in business as qualification for the highest office in the land. But is there really a connection between the corner office of the corporate CEO and the oval office of the chief executive of the United States? Should America be run like a business?

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Rabbi Moshe Grylak The juxtaposition of Irma and Elul
Making Our Story His
Yonoson Rosenblum On Rosh Hashanah we do not hide
No Icing on the Cake
Eytan Kobre Society — and sanity — has lost
Soul Stirring
Rabbi Avrohom Neuberger Simply put, the Yamim Noraim work
Day in the Life of Aaron Ovadia
Rachel Bachrach Aaron Ovadia’s Drops of Light Project
Even Your In-Laws
Jacob L. Freedman No big reward if it’s not tough
Connecting the Dots
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman The evil, the eclipse, the destruction, the goodness
Above the Clouds
Faigy Peritzman Taking no step of my journey for granted
Moving Forward
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Rosh Hashanah invites us into our future
Kings and Queens
Rebbetzin Debbie Greenblatt Such is the power of kavod