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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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Weekly Struggle
Shoshana Friedman Cover text: promise big and deliver what we promise
Only Through You
Rabbi Moshe Grylak A response to last week’s letter, “Waiting in Passaic”
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Are You Making a Kiddush Hashem?
Yonoson Rosenblum In communal affairs, “one bad apple…” often applies
Chance of a Lifetime
Eytan Kobre I identify with the urge to shout, “No, don’t do it!”
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Work / Life Solutions with Bunim Laskin
Moe Mernick "You only get every day once"
Seeking a Truly Meaningful Blessing
Dovid Zaidman We want to get married. Help us want to date
Shivah Meditations
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman Equivalence between two such polar opposites is puzzling
Magnet Moment
Jacob L. Freedman Everyone’s fighting a battle we know nothing about
Secrets and Surprises
Riki Goldstein Top-secret suits Eli Gerstner just fine
Blasts of Warmth
Riki Goldstein Keeping the chuppah music upbeat in low temperatures
Behind the Scenes
Faigy Peritzman The intrinsic value of each mitzvah
Good Vision
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Good or bad, nice or not? What you see is what you get
Day of Peace
Mrs. Elana Moskowitz On Shabbos we celebrate peace within and without