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Beyond the Myths: Satmar’s Inner Sanctum

Aryeh Ehrlich

Spending close to a week in the center of Satmar’s spiritual empire provided no small number of surprises and shattered quite a few misconceptions. Sitting in the private chamber with the Rebbe Rav Zalman Leib, davening with both his minyan and in the shul on Rodney Street, participating in a Shabbos meal with the Rebbe, and a series of visits to the Satmar mosdos, highlighted the complexity of this little-understood Chassidus. Welcome to Satmar.

 

Everything you need to know about Israel’s Upcoming Election 2013 (Except Who Will Win)

Binyamin Rose

Israel goes to the polls next week, in an election that’s being closely monitored around the world for its international repercussions. What are the issues, who are the front-runners, and why has Iran disappeared as a campaign issue?

 

Plan While You Still Can

Shimmy Blum

Estate attorneys and planners worked feverishly during the final months of 2012 to help families beat changes in inheritance tax laws. If you missed out, there are still ways to limit the potential tax bills of your heirs — including gifting a portion of your assets beforehand — provided you plan ahead.



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Do You Know Where You’re Going?
Rabbi Moshe Grylak If Mrs. Esterhazy hadn’t gotten sick
Birthright Drops Reform
Yonoson Rosenblum The numbers tell the sad story
With Fresh Eyes
Eytan Kobre Members of an ever-tying people
Gift-Giving Guide
Yisroel Besser There’s a skill to giving a teacher a gift
Time for a Career Change
Jacob L. Freedman “How can a bochur even afford to smoke?”
Today I Am a (Learned? Committed?) Jewish Man
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman Are bar mitzvah celebrations good for the Jews?
Major in Mothering
Faigy Peritzman “How do you picture marriage? Discussing quantum theory?...
When Parents Disagree
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Connecting heart-to-heart when you don’t see eye-to-eye
En Route: Food for Thought
Mrs. Shani Mendlowitz The bread we eat today also comes from heaven
The Twins: Part II
D. Himy, M.S. CCC-SLP and Zivia Reischer “Bead,” she says again, with a little smirk
Dear Acquaintance
Your Possible Friend at the Clinic Why do you make it harder for me — and for you?