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It’s a rare psychotherapist who can provide both emotional and spiritual guidance; and the same goes for many rabbis, who are often the first station in crisis situations which might call for professional intervention. Rav Mordechai Twerski, the Hornosteipler Rebbe, wants to make sure that rabbanim, often the “first responders” to families in crisis, receive the training needed to navigate today’s complex personal issues.
Six months have elapsed since the passing of Rav Yosef Shalom Elyashiv ztz”l. ArtScroll’s upcoming biography of Rav Elyashiv, adapted by Rabbi Yehuda and Malky Heimowitz, is a window into this gift that spanned several generations — a walking Sefer Torah whose legendary power of concentration turned learning around the clock into a literal term. A sneak preview.
The weatherman predicted a few flakes. But when those flurries snowball into a full-blown blizzard on Erev Shabbos, amazing things can happen — for both the hapless travelers and their last-minute hosts
While those lucky MKs who made it on to the party lists are busy jockeying for position in the upcoming 19th Knesset, Israelis still a heimishe country and its parliament is no different. So what really goes on in those hallowed halls, beyond the security guards and past the expansive paved square leading to the austere edifice?