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Too Rich to be Poor

Barbara Bensoussan

The Met Council has just carried out its biggest food distribution of the year, providing 2.65 million pounds of Pesach packages to more than 50,000 Jewish households in the New York area. “You don’t have to be poor to be needy,” says council head William Rapfogel, who’s spent the last two decades alleviating the pain and hopelessness of thousands of New York’s elderly, poor, and crisis-ridden.

 

Red Faced over Red Earth

Avi Friedman

Officials in Jerusalem and Washington hailed President Obama’s visit as a rousing success. But a central issue of tension between Obama and Prime Minister Netanyahu — Israeli construction in Judea and Samaria — is likely to retake center stage after Secretary of State John Kerry’s follow-up visit, and the spotlight might again shine on the most controversial of these projects: the tract of land known as E-1, which could be a key to Jerusalem’s future.



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Think It Through
Rabbi Moshe Grylak The import of the name Anshei Knesses Hagedolah
Face the Facts: Don’t Suppress Them
Yonoson Rosenblum The left behaves more and more like a cult
You Never Looked So Good
Eytan Kobre Growing hunger for the fleeting high of the superficial
Top 5 Shiur Title Techniques
Rabbi Dovid Bashevkin The answer to “what’s it about?” can fill or empty rooms
Power of Suggestion
Rachel Bachrach Mikey Benzaken is a stage hypnotist based in Jerusalem
Make It Happen
Jacob L. Freedman “If I’m a bum then let me be a bum”
Hard Knocks
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman The Langer boys never forgot that apology
The Classic That Almost Didn’t Make the Cut
Riki Goldstein “It took only ten minutes to write, so we weren’t sure”
Hevel Pihem Keeps the World Going
Riki Goldstein The purity of their eyes and their innocent chatter
Yussi Sonnenblick never imagined they’d be singing “Eilecha” half a century later
Riki Goldstein “It’s nice to hear people still singing those songs”
The Rebbe’s Smile and the Rav’s Slap
Riki Goldstein “That was probably my most memorable performance”
Life in the Other Lane
Faigy Peritzman We should honor every Jew as if he were a talmid chacham
Needy
Sarah Chana Radcliffe The needier a person, the more they push people away
Touch of Light
Rebbetzin Debbie Greenblatt “A person cannot live without any kavod”
Stay-at-Home Therapist: Part I
D. Himy, M.S. CCC-SLP and Zivia Reischer She turns to me. “You know the type, smart and silent?”