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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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We Want to Stay Jews
Rabbi Moshe Grylak “It’s your fault my son is marrying a goyah!”
Scandal on Z Street
Yonoson Rosenblum Is the IRS becoming an instrument of partisan warfare?
Saved by the Buzzer
Eytan Kobre It wasn’t adopted frumkeit, it was actualized truth
The Switchblade and the Chazon Ish
Rabbi Meir Wikler The long-term effectiveness of our current actions
Financial Austerity
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman The temptations of bribery are overwhelming
The Best Policy
Jacob L. Freedman “Start by being honest and asking for help”
Cause Then Effect
Faigy Peritzman Not what we say, but why we say it
Parental Burnout
Sarah Chana Radcliffe A burned-out parent can’t take care of anyone
On the Derech
Mrs. Shani Mendlowitz Our own wavering in emunah opens the door to Amalek