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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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