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How Kosher Is Your Simchah?

Dovid Sussman

Are you eating the main course at that chasunah simply because all the other religious-looking guests are eating it too? Kashrus experts expose some alarming trends in catered affairs that might make you think twice before taking that next bite

 

When Disaster Strikes

By Binyamin Rose, New York

As a kid, Will Recant explored New York’s ethnic neighborhoods on foot. As an adult, that same spirit of adventure — combined with a passion for helping the helpless — have positioned Recant as one of the world’s top experts in emergency relief and disaster assistance programs.

 

Controversies and Customs in Uzbekistan

By Ari Z. Zivotofsky and Ari Greenspan

In what country are the shuls relatively new, yet the customs ancient; very few Jews, yet two distinct communities; a population that is mainly Muslim, yet relations with the Jews and Israel are quite warm? If you recall Ari and Ari’s article before Pesach about matzos, you know the answer: Uzbekistan. Now our intrepid travelers have sharpened their knives for their next halachic adventure in this land that was home to the Bukharian community for centuries.

 

Munkacz’s Nine Minutes of Fame

Aharon Rubin

A lost world. A rediscovered film. How was the Minchas Elazar’s eternal message of Shabbos given over to American Jews in movie theaters?



 
Hidden Power
Yonoson Rosenblum One never knows the power of his or her mitzvos
Can You Tell a Phony?
Eytan Kobre “You’re not using the phone; the phone is using you”
Grief and Gratitude
Yisroel Besser The deepest, most sophisticated truth in the world
Nobody's Perfect
Alexandra Fleksher With the gift of maturity, we learn to accept
Colossal Humility
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman The last words I ever heard from my rebbi
Ready and Waiting
Baruch S. Fertel, MD, MPA, FACEP Why does everything take so long in the ER?
Bless You!
Faigy Peritzman Blessings don't create anything new in the natural world
Ready, Set, Succeed!
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Ensure success with explicit, doable instructions
The Radiance of Surrender
Mrs Shani Mendlowitz Honest admission reveals your inner radiance