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Winning Ticket

Rachel Bachrach

Matis Wolfberg is one of those people you’ve probably met, but don’t want to admit how you know him. As an experienced criminal and traffic violation attorneys in the tri-state area, he’s the address for knocking down a fine or getting a criminal charge reduced to a moving violation — his chassidic garb notwithstanding. And he probably knows you, too. “I always say a person either was my client, is my client, or will be my client.”

 

The Scars Told the Truth

Yosef West

Prime Minister Netanyahu called him a hero. The Palestinian propaganda machine is furious. And Dr. Yehuda David, who’s spent the last decade fighting the big lie that became the icon of the Second Intifada, finally got his day in the limelight, after debunking one of the most powerful modern libels against the Jewish State

 

Facing Our Loss, Facing Ourselves

An exclusive pre-publication excerpt from ArtScroll/Mesorah Publications

Rav Nosson Tzvi Finkel, rosh yeshivas Mir, who didn’t allow Parkinson’s disease to slow his plans for his own personal growth or the development the Mir Yeshivah, would often tell people, “There’s no such thing as ‘I can’t.’” From anyone else, it may have been lip service. Coming from him, it was pure truth. While the following excerpts of ArtScroll’s upcoming biography of Rav Nosson Tzvi can’t paint the true picture of the gadol we lost, they are an inspiration and wake-up call to everyone.

 

An Open Jewish Ear

Binyamin Rose, Washington DC

American presidents have made outreach to the Jewish community a priority ever since George Washington’s postinaugural visit to Rhode Island’s historic Touro Synagogue. So why did it take almost 200 years for a president to officially name a Jewish outreach director? We started with Jarrod Bernstein, director of Jewish outreach for the Obama administration, who invited us to the White House to share his thoughts and concerns.

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Fallen Idols
Rabbi Moshe Grylak Even the best of values can become idolatry
Declaring Bankruptcy
Yonoson Rosenblum The implosion of the Conservative movemen
Something from Nothing
Eytan Kobre Israel should go for a bigger win than baseball
The Business Trip
Rabbi Avrohom Neuberger Sometimes business trips aren’t strictly business
Death and Taxes
Jacob L. Freedman Aliyah ups, downs, and all-arounds
Perspective Shift
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman Single, female, Orthodox, adult: not an oxymoron
Mission with Ambition
Faigy Peritzman The way you see her is what she will become
Drop the Nagging
Sarah Chana Radcliffe You can gain cooperation, but not by nagging
Trying Our Patience
Rebbetzin Aviva Feiner Savlanus isn’t just patience, it’s endurance
Redeeming Factor
Shoshana Itzkowitz “When was the last time we ate a meal behind the dryer?”