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Weapons of Mass Disruption

Binyamin Rose

What would we do if we woke up one day to discover that all of the critical infrastructure we have come to rely upon for our daily living, such as running water, electricity, and communications systems, had come under cyber attack and were either shut down, malfunctioning, or under the control of an enemy nation or terrorists? A better question may be: what are the security forces of the countries in which we live doing to thwart such a doomsday scenario from playing out, and can it be prevented?

 

Out of Sight, Out of Mind

Yehuda Kahana

It was the first concentration camp liberated by the United States Army, and that first glimpse into the “Kingdom of Night” caused future US President Dwight D. Eisenhower to comment, “The things I saw beggar description.” Yet today the history of the Ohrdruf concentration camp has been overshadowed by that of larger and more famous camps — so much so that some Jews don’t know that this is where their relatives perished. Eliyahu Travitz tells the story of his own journey of discovery.

 

Just What the Doctor Ordered

Aharon Rubin

As a child in Morocco, Yitzchak Lasry never envisioned himself in a white coat and gloves, taking blood samples and filling out charts in a sterile hospital setting. But the tenacious teen found his calling as a male nurse at Shaare Zedek, where he served many of Jerusalem’s luminaries. After close to three decades on call, Rabbi Lasry still remembers the Baba Sali’s song-filled exit from the hospital, the compliment he received from Rav Chaim Shmulevitz, Rav Shlomo Zalman Auerbach’s cold hand, and the onl

 

Out Of Hiding

Aharon Granevich-Granot, Azerbaijan

Deep in Azerbaijan’s northern wilderness, the world’s oldest Jewish shtetl has come back to life. Traveling through the lonely, mountainous landscape, the last thing we expected to find was an authentic Jewish town. Not only were there Jews in Krasnaya Sloboda, but they were learning Torah in a modern, heated beis medrash.



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A Response to "Too Far from Home"
Rabbi Moshe Grylak “Chareidi Israel is not happy to absorb immigrants”
Life after Kollel
Yonoson Rosenblum Remaining a ben Torah requires remaining a bar daas
Angel's Advocate
Eytan Kobre Because this is how’s it’s supposed to be always
Bring Back the Wonder
Yisroel Besser Look around and say, “Ribbono shel Olam, wow!”
Make Your Words Count
Rabbi Shneur Aisenstark This story delivers two sobering lessons for all of us
I Know of What I Speak
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman I would allow my mask to fall, my soul to be revealed
Meet the Tzaddik
Jacob L. Freedman “Aren’t there meds that can get him back to yeshivah?”
Two centuries later, the Chasam Sofer’s niggunim are heard again
Riki Goldstein The musical side of the Chasam Sofer dynasty
How Do You Think of These Words?
Riki Goldstein “For me, the words are the neshamah of the song”
The Song I Can't Stop Singing: Shlomo Simcha
Riki Goldstein “Which song are you connecting to this season?”
Megama Had the Magic
Riki Goldstein Remembering Moshe Yess a”h and Shalom Levine a”h
Living Beyond the Moment
Faigy Peritzman Someone steeped in Torah always lives beyond the moment
Uncertainty
Sarah Chana Radcliffe We can only be sure that we can never be sure
Instinctive Knowledge
With Rav Moshe Wolfson, written by Baila Vorhand Jewish babies are born knowing Hashem
The Gardener: Part II
D. Himy, M.S. CCC-SLP and Zivia Reischer “It’s a secret language called body language”