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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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Man to Man
Rabbi Moshe Grylak Each mitzvah counts because they all have one Source
PC Where It Hurts
Yonoson Rosenblum The IDF is sacrificing its own strength for secularism
In Its Clutches
Eytan Kobre Technology is biologically addictive. Now what?
Broken Matzos, Whole People
Rabbi Efrem Goldberg The ability to adjust our expectations is freedom
Washington Will Have to Go
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman Statuettes aren’t a Jewish way of honoring others
Time for a Rematch
Jacob L. Freedman “Then you agree that I’m probably Mashiach?”
Ivri Anochi
Riki Goldstein A simple message goes a very long way…
From the Mouth of Babes
Faigy Peritzman I use Lamaze a lot more as my kids get older
Something’s Wrong
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Low moods or extreme stress don’t equal depression
Woman of Greatness
Rebbetzin Shira Smiles What were the Ishah HaShunamis’s rare strengths?
Let Freedom Ring
Chana Mayers Not just cutting corners but cutting myself slack
Dear Daughter
Words Unspoken How I pine to have you rejoin our family