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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.”
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).
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.
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.