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four years on the line

Binyamin rose, tampa,florida

last week republicans managed to close ranks behind their candidate, mitt romney, at a hurricane-shortened three-day convention in hot and steamytampa,florida. The campaign has yet to reach a boiling point, but once the democrats wrap up their convention this week in charlotte,north carolina, the 2012 presidential election campaign will begin in earnest. It looms as one of the most contentious and perhaps critical presidential races of our times.


The Head of the Class

Yisroel Besser

to those in the know, richard altabe, headmaster of yeshivat shaare torah, is a well-respected authority on chinuch and an innovator in the field of yeshiva general studies programs. But even more than he’s an educator, he’s an excellent student, and he recently shared some of the lessons that have had the greatest impact on his life.


Mein Shtetele Schopfloch

By aharon granevich-granot, schopfloch, germany

The bavarian-german village of schopfloch might not have even been a dot on the tourist map, if a television producer hadn’t discovered its secret. While the old-timers who actually speak the mangled hebrew dialect are dwindling, even the young people are proud of their unique vernacular. There are no jews in sight, but the language on the street sounds oddly familiar …

Never Despair
Rabbi Moshe Grylak HaKadosh Baruch Hu always opens a way back
Yonoson Rosenblum My first Sephardic minyan on Shabbos
No Questions Asked
Eytan Kobre I still don’t have a satisfying answer to this question
“Lachem” Times Ten
Rabbi Henoch Plotnik Perhaps we can add one more interpretation
Keeping Your Head and Bases Covered
Jacob L. Freedman “Take it off?! Wearing my kippah literally saved my life...
Money Speaks
Faigy Peritzman Approach eternal life with happiness and meticulousness
Preparing for Change
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Help your kids navigate change consciously and carefully
A Listening Ear
Mrs. Shani Mendlowitz Hear a message, not a sound