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The Changing Faces of America’s Voters

By BinyaminRose, Shimmy Blum and Rachel Bachrach

Political campaign rhetoric often tends to divide theUnited Statesinto patches of red and blue — for liberal and conservative bastions. But that patchwork is really the product of several distinct groupings, trends, and hot-button issues. A closer look at each region can yield surprising predilections and predictions for the upcoming election — and several more down the line.

 

No More Reservations

Rachel Ginsberg

If there was one thing Binyamin Klempner learned from the Blackfeet Indians he became close to as a college student in Montana, it was that there is no substitute for supportive relationships. And he knew that if he was going to integrate into the religious Jewish world, he’d have to create those family ties for himself. Today, he helps other baalei teshuvah find mentors to help them navigate the nuanced and sometimes confusing world of Orthodoxy

 

Just Me and You

Yisroel Besser

In his more than 50 years as executive director of Yeshivas Chofetz Chaim, Rabbi Avrohom Ginzberg z”l not only kept the yeshivah’s many branches and programs financially afloat but served as an example of what selfless dedication to Torah was really all about. His son, Rav Aryeh Zev Ginzberg, recalls the early years of struggle, as well as the deep bond between Reb Avrohom and his rebbi, the rosh yeshivah Rav Henoch Leibowitz.



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Shoshana Friedman “What does Writer X have to say this week?”
Atonement — Fake and Real
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Four Walls Coming Full Circle
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And Yet We Smile
Yisroel Besser We are the nation that toils to be happy at all costs
Out of This World
Rabbi Henoch Plotnick Dirshu Hashem b’himatzo — we are in Hashem’s company now...
Steven and Jonathan Litton
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Tali Messing
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Sick Note
Jacob L. Freedman “Of course, Dr. Freedman. Machul, machul, machul”
Avoiding Health Columns Can Be Good for You
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman Only one reliable guide for good health: our Torah
Endnote: Side Notes
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Me, Myself, and Why
Faigy Peritzman Where there’s no heart and no love, there’s no point
Can’t Do It Without You
Sarah Chana Radcliffe When you step up to the plate, you build your home team
Eternal Joy
Mrs. Elana Moskowitz The joy of Succos is the fruit of spiritual victory
The Appraiser: Part III
D. Himy, M.S. CCC-SLP and Zivia Reischer Make sure your child knows his strengths
Hidden Special Needs
Rena Shechter You won’t see his special needs, but don’t deny them
Dear Wealthy Friend
Anonymous There’s no need for guilt. I am truly happy for you