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Are You Telling the Truth?

Barbara Bensoussan

Dr. David Lieberman, a popular leader in the field of human behavior and relationships who has penned numerous self-help books, has used his techniques for consulting for the FBI and constructing personality-profiled shidduch databases. What’s next for New York Times best-selling author and Lakewood resident “Dr. Dave”?

 

The Fire and the Light: The Mystical World of Rav Eliezer Berland

Aryeh Ehrlich

What is it about Rav Eliezer Berland that causes hundreds of followers to flock to his building, spending the night on the street, just to get a glimpse of his countenance? In a rare conversation with the media, the formerly litvishe genius and founder of the Shuvu Banim community talks about how he came to Breslov, why his followers are fearlessly dedicated to kivrei tzaddikim at all costs, how he traversed Lebanon looking for MIAs, and how the world is ready for massive teshuvah.

 

Jews Stick to Their Guns

Brocha Miller

While American Jews have historically been at the forefront of gun control legislation and the banning of firearms, the guy sitting next to you in shul might own a gun and even go to target practice every week. They might not advertise it, but many Orthodox Jews are proud of their weapons and believe those guns help keep their families safe.

 

Six Takeaways from the Israeli Elections

Binyamin Rose

The young and the disaffected turned out in force, expressing their frustration with monopolistic pricing, stagnant salaries, and exorbitant housing prices, catapulting dozens of rookie MKs into the Knesset. What else happened when Israelis went to the polls last week?

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Fallen Idols
Rabbi Moshe Grylak Even the best of values can become idolatry
Declaring Bankruptcy
Yonoson Rosenblum The implosion of the Conservative movement
Something from Nothing
Eytan Kobre Israel should go for a bigger win than baseball
The Business Trip
Rabbi Avrohom Neuberger Sometimes business trips aren’t strictly business
Death and Taxes
Jacob L. Freedman Aliyah ups, downs, and all-arounds
Perspective Shift
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman Single, female, Orthodox, adult: not an oxymoron
Mission with Ambition
Faigy Peritzman The way you see her is what she will become
Drop the Nagging
Sarah Chana Radcliffe You can gain cooperation, but not by nagging
Trying Our Patience
Rebbetzin Aviva Feiner Savlanus isn’t just patience, it’s endurance
Redeeming Factor
Shoshana Itzkowitz “When was the last time we ate a meal behind the dryer?”