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A Bullet to Every Jew’s Heart

Yosef West

Days after the gruesome terrorist shootings that ended the lives of four Jews in Toulouse, the horror is still palpable. As they share the grief and pain of two storied families, French Jews are also asking some hard questions about the anti-Semitic threat lying just under the veneer of French society.

 

Better Together

Binyamin Rose, Washington, DC

About 15 years ago, a Jewish entrepreneur from Charleston, South Carolina, took a young, local politician under his wing, and helped him get started in business. Little did the entrepreneur know that more than a decade later the politician would be elected to Congress and that his future son-in-law would serve as the congressman’s top advisor. Meet Rep. Tom Scott (R-SC) and Nick (Nosson) Muzin, who have formed an extraordinary alliance on Capitol Hill.

 

Uzbekistan Matzoh Making Unmasked

Ari Z. Zivotofsky and Ari Greenspan

Like other kehillos, Bukharan Jews had their own distinct ways of making matzos. Six weeks before Pesach, Ari and Ari set off for Uzbekistan to find out if the age-old secret had survived almost a century of Soviet rule — and if, of course, it was still possible to have a taste.

 

101 Years of Light

Rabbi Yehuda Heimowitz

From his youth, Rav Chaim Pinchas Scheinberg was considered something of a wonder – an American bochur who learned with the fire associated with the great yeshivos of Europe. That hasmadah would remain with him throughout his life, as well as something more: the ability to inspire an entire generation through both his personal example and his outstanding ahavas Yisrael. Although he was taken from us last week, the legacy he passed on and the life lessons he demonstrated will continue to reverberate.



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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