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The Persian Spring: Broadcasting Live from Shushan

Binyomin Rose

Tonight, we are proud to present the following special report on the unfolding revolution known as “The Persian Spring.*”

 

To Top It All Off

Cindy Scarr

You may know lots about shtreimels, fedoras, and baseball hats, but probably little about the hats on these pages. They’d make great hats for Purim!

 

Professor Turnabout: Saved by the Bull

Avigail Sharer

Today I know exactly where I’m heading — back to the year 1629, when Rav Yom Tov Lipman Heller, better known as the Tosfos Yom Tov, was imprisoned. I’ll just tap the year into my Locometer. Hey, what’s happening? The machine won’t let me go back to date specified. It wants to go … where? To a park in Vienna, five years earlier, in 1624. Excuse me while I give the Locometer a quick bang — it’s the best way to fix anything — THWACK! No, it still hasn’t done the trick.

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Sounds of Silence
Rabbi Moshe Grylak The Sages and their silences
The Slow Death of Europe
Yonoson Rosenblum What explains Europe’s self-destructive denial?
Time to Tell It Like It Is
Eytan Kobre Speak openly and honestly against evil
Vi Elult’zich?
Rabbi Henoch Plotnick Elul waits for no one
Wild Card
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman “Welcome your son, even on Shabbos”
Good for You
Faigy Peritzman Friends and family tried to cheer me up. “It wasn’t your...
Unparallel Lives
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Dear Girl on the Fridge Magnet
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