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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 …



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Think It Through
Rabbi Moshe Grylak The import of the name Anshei Knesses Hagedolah
Face the Facts: Don’t Suppress Them
Yonoson Rosenblum The left behaves more and more like a cult
You Never Looked So Good
Eytan Kobre Growing hunger for the fleeting high of the superficial
Top 5 Shiur Title Techniques
Rabbi Dovid Bashevkin The answer to “what’s it about?” can fill or empty rooms
Power of Suggestion
Rachel Bachrach Mikey Benzaken is a stage hypnotist based in Jerusalem
Make It Happen
Jacob L. Freedman “If I’m a bum then let me be a bum”
Hard Knocks
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman The Langer boys never forgot that apology
The Classic That Almost Didn’t Make the Cut
Riki Goldstein “It took only ten minutes to write, so we weren’t sure”
Hevel Pihem Keeps the World Going
Riki Goldstein The purity of their eyes and their innocent chatter
Yussi Sonnenblick never imagined they’d be singing “Eilecha” half a century later
Riki Goldstein “It’s nice to hear people still singing those songs”
The Rebbe’s Smile and the Rav’s Slap
Riki Goldstein “That was probably my most memorable performance”
Life in the Other Lane
Faigy Peritzman We should honor every Jew as if he were a talmid chacham
Needy
Sarah Chana Radcliffe The needier a person, the more they push people away
Touch of Light
Rebbetzin Debbie Greenblatt “A person cannot live without any kavod”
Stay-at-Home Therapist: Part I
D. Himy, M.S. CCC-SLP and Zivia Reischer She turns to me. “You know the type, smart and silent?”