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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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Man to Man
Rabbi Moshe Grylak Each mitzvah counts because they all have one Source
PC Where It Hurts
Yonoson Rosenblum The IDF is sacrificing its own strength for secularism
In Its Clutches
Eytan Kobre Technology is biologically addictive. Now what?
Broken Matzos, Whole People
Rabbi Efrem Goldberg The ability to adjust our expectations is freedom
Washington Will Have to Go
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman Statuettes aren’t a Jewish way of honoring others
Time for a Rematch
Jacob L. Freedman “Then you agree that I’m probably Mashiach?”
Ivri Anochi
Riki Goldstein A simple message goes a very long way…
From the Mouth of Babes
Faigy Peritzman I use Lamaze a lot more as my kids get older
Something’s Wrong
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Low moods or extreme stress don’t equal depression
Woman of Greatness
Rebbetzin Shira Smiles What were the Ishah HaShunamis’s rare strengths?
Let Freedom Ring
Chana Mayers Not just cutting corners but cutting myself slack
Dear Daughter
Words Unspoken How I pine to have you rejoin our family