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Majesty and Mystery in Boyan

Yeruchem Yitzchak Landesman and Aryeh Ehrlich

For 14 years, a Chassidus with hundreds of adherents waited longingly for a young man whom many followers of Ruzhin saw as their next leader. Now, 30 years after finally accepting the coronation, Rebbe Nachum Dov Brayer of Boyan leads his chassidim with the same holiness and mystique that surrounded his forebearers.

 

On the Wings of a Song

Yisroel Besser

Onstage he’s Avraham Fried, one of the Jewish world’s most popular singers. Offstage, though, he’s Avremel Friedman — a Yid who knows that he has been given this gift for a purpose.

 

Tatteh, Tatteh, Who Will Answer My Questions?

Malky Heimowitz

The night when a son asks his father the Four Questions, the night when a father tells his son how Hashem took us out of Egypt. This is the night when the mesorah is cemented, as each father in turn transmits the legacy he received from his father. Yet for some, Seder night may be the most aching reminder of the loving father who once reclined at the head of table, resplendent in his kittel, and listened to the questions of his son. Now, the son still has questions aplenty, but who is there to ask?

 

A Taste of Herzog

Eytan Kobre

Motty Herzog looks more like the mashgiach than the vice president of California’s award-winning gold-star kosher winery, but with “best buy” ratings from top industry regulators, he’s prouder than ever to be part of a generations-long chain of kosher vintners.

 

Critical Care

Binyamin Rose, Miami, Florida

America’s third-largest public hospital was on the verge of collapse until one savvy and determined Colombian-born Orthodox Jew delved into its troubled finances, Devised a bailout plan, and assumed the hospital’s chairmanship, winning acclaim from local officials, the media, and the Miami Beach Jewish community. Colleagues describe Marcos Lapciuc as a man with both brains and a heart — although it is his warm Jewish neshamah that most often shines.



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Not a Newspaper
Shoshana Friedman A deeper difference between newspapers and magazines
Services in Shards
Rabbi Moshe Grylak “Such a painful, malicious lie!”
The Pittsburgh Protests: All Politics All the Time
Yonoson Rosenblum The old rule — “no enemies on the left” — still applies
Danger: School Crossing
Eytan Kobre The hypocrisy of YAFFED’s assertion is breathtaking
Real Laughter and Real Tears
Rabbi Avrohom Neuberger The two sides of a life lived with emunah
Work/Life Solutions with Eli Langer
Moe Mernick I was proud to be “that guy with the yarmulke”
Is Ktchong! a Mitzvah? When Prayer and Charity Collide
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman These cannot both be done effectively at the same time
An Honest Shidduch
Jacob L. Freedman “Baruch Hashem I’m cured, and this will be my secret”
A Blessing in Disguise
Riki Goldstein “I never thought the song would catch on as it has”
Ishay and Motti Strike a Common Chord
Riki Goldstein Bringing together two worlds of Jewish music
What’s your favorite Motzaei Shabbos niggun?
Riki Goldstein From the holy and separate back to the mundane
Rightfully Mine
Faigy Peritzman Don’t regret the job you didn’t land; it was never yours
Growing Greener Grass
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Nurture your blessings and watch them blossom
My Way or the High Way
Rebbetzin Debbie Greenblatt We know what we want — but do we know what He wants?