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After the Crowds Go Home

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What happened last Sunday night at Citi Field is much bigger than the sum total of its parts. The program on the ground was one story, the implications of the gathering another. Forty-two thousand Yidden, forty-two thousand opinions. Add in tens of thousands more across the globe watching via hook-up and telephone, many of them in time zones where it was the middle of the night, and it seems that a great part of the Torah community was united; the title “Kinus Klal Yisroel” wasn’t presumptuous after all

 

The Man behind the Podium

Yisroel Besser

Rabbi Chaim Dovid Zwiebel is a man who needs no introduction — he’s already received hundreds of them during his tenure as Agudath Israel’s executive vice president. But while the public figure named Rabbi Zwiebel is a familiar one, the same can’t be said for the private man — until now.

 

A Crowbar, a Hammer, a Neighbor, a Life

Riva Pomerantz

On a Shabbos afternoon in a neighborhood taut with tension and misgivings, masses of residents watched a desperate race against the clock. Facing a wall of smoke and flames, a self-effacing handyman named Mayer Fuchs wielded a crowbar and hammer, sawing his way to goodwill and ahavas Yisrael

 

Thieves in the Night

Sara Miriam Gross

How safe is your home? Whether you’re planning an extended vacation or just going out for the night, have you protected your castle against unwanted intruders, or have you left an easy target for a break-in? A former thief, now concerned for community safety, shares his insights from the time on the “other side.”



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Not a Newspaper
Shoshana Friedman A deeper difference between newspapers and magazines
Services in Shards
Rabbi Moshe Grylak “Such a painful, malicious lie!”
The Pittsburgh Protests: All Politics All the Time
Yonoson Rosenblum The old rule — “no enemies on the left” — still applies
Danger: School Crossing
Eytan Kobre The hypocrisy of YAFFED’s assertion is breathtaking
Real Laughter and Real Tears
Rabbi Avrohom Neuberger The two sides of a life lived with emunah
Work/Life Solutions with Eli Langer
Moe Mernick I was proud to be “that guy with the yarmulke”
Is Ktchong! a Mitzvah? When Prayer and Charity Collide
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman These cannot both be done effectively at the same time
An Honest Shidduch
Jacob L. Freedman “Baruch Hashem I’m cured, and this will be my secret”
A Blessing in Disguise
Riki Goldstein “I never thought the song would catch on as it has”
Ishay and Motti Strike a Common Chord
Riki Goldstein Bringing together two worlds of Jewish music
What’s your favorite Motzaei Shabbos niggun?
Riki Goldstein From the holy and separate back to the mundane
Rightfully Mine
Faigy Peritzman Don’t regret the job you didn’t land; it was never yours
Growing Greener Grass
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Nurture your blessings and watch them blossom
My Way or the High Way
Rebbetzin Debbie Greenblatt We know what we want — but do we know what He wants?