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Sage Counsel

Refoel Pride

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.

 

One Sacred Hour

Adapted by Rabbi Yehuda and Malky Heimowitz

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.

 

Stranded at Sunset

Azriela Jaffe

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

 

Shout it Out!

Michal Ish Shalom

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?



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Weekly Struggle
Shoshana Friedman Cover text: promise big and deliver what we promise
Only Through You
Rabbi Moshe Grylak A response to last week’s letter, “Waiting in Passaic”
Are You Making a Kiddush Hashem?
Yonoson Rosenblum In communal affairs, “one bad apple…” often applies
Chance of a Lifetime
Eytan Kobre I identify with the urge to shout, “No, don’t do it!”
Work / Life Solutions with Bunim Laskin
Moe Mernick "You only get every day once"
Seeking a Truly Meaningful Blessing
Dovid Zaidman We want to get married. Help us want to date
Shivah Meditations
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman Equivalence between two such polar opposites is puzzling
Magnet Moment
Jacob L. Freedman Everyone’s fighting a battle we know nothing about
Secrets and Surprises
Riki Goldstein Top-secret suits Eli Gerstner just fine
Blasts of Warmth
Riki Goldstein Keeping the chuppah music upbeat in low temperatures
Behind the Scenes
Faigy Peritzman The intrinsic value of each mitzvah
Good Vision
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Good or bad, nice or not? What you see is what you get
Day of Peace
Mrs. Elana Moskowitz On Shabbos we celebrate peace within and without