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“Dovid, You’re Going to Help Them”

Rachel Ginsberg

Rabbi Dovid Dewick is considered an expert in the baffling field of eating disorders, but his knowledge didn’t come from lecture halls or a doctoral thesis. In an unusual twist of Providence, the former manufacturer owes his current occupation to the Amshinover Rebbe, who told him, “Dovid, there isn’t a kehillah that hasn’t been affected by this, and you’re going to help them.”

 

Dr. Obama is In

By Binyamin Rose with Azriela Jaffe

Obama won. Conservatives lost and feel betrayed by one of their own. Americans are still confounded. Republicans are split over what to do next. That, in a nutshell, sums up the state of the union in the stormy aftermath of the long-awaited US Supreme Court ruling on Obamacare, formally known as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA).

 

Back to Boot Camp?

Aryeh Ehrlich

The Plesner committee, tasked with drawing up an alternative to the Tal Law that exempts yeshivah students from mandatory military service, is expected to submit its recommendations this week. Committee manager Aviad Friedman, a successful religious Tel Aviv businessman who begins his day with a regular Gemara shiur, states that he will do everything in his power to draft as many yeshivah bochurim as possible into the military.

 

Local Color

Barbara Bensoussan

His pink yarmulke and orange socks are one hint that artist Yitzhok Moully isn’t a typical black-and-white chassid, but the young artist is all about the unexpected — and how the surprises in his work can break barriers and show the deep levels of simchah that everyone can connect to.

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Man to Man
Rabbi Moshe Grylak Each mitzvah counts because they all have one Source
PC Where It Hurts
Yonoson Rosenblum The IDF is sacrificing its own strength for secularism
In Its Clutches
Eytan Kobre Technology is biologically addictive. Now what?
Broken Matzos, Whole People
Rabbi Efrem Goldberg The ability to adjust our expectations is freedom
Washington Will Have to Go
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman Statuettes aren’t a Jewish way of honoring others
Time for a Rematch
Jacob L. Freedman “Then you agree that I’m probably Mashiach?”
Ivri Anochi
Riki Goldstein A simple message goes a very long way…
From the Mouth of Babes
Faigy Peritzman I use Lamaze a lot more as my kids get older
Something’s Wrong
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Low moods or extreme stress don’t equal depression
Woman of Greatness
Rebbetzin Shira Smiles What were the Ishah HaShunamis’s rare strengths?
Let Freedom Ring
Chana Mayers Not just cutting corners but cutting myself slack
Dear Daughter
Words Unspoken How I pine to have you rejoin our family