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A Leak in the System

Binyamin Rose

Candidates for security clearance undergo a broad series of background checks and personality profiling, which made it all the more shocking when Edward Snowden, a 29-year-old computer security expert, broke his professional code of silence by peeling the rings of secrecy off the clandestine government spying program he worked on. What was lurking under the lid that made Snowden spill the beans?

 

Guardian of the Holy Day

Eliezer Shulman and Shimon Breitkopf

Each person among the thousands who accompanied Rav Yehoshua Yeshaya Neuwirth ztz”l, on his final journey last week, came with his own private sorrow, his own private memories of the man who made it his mission to ensure every Jew knows how to keep Shabbos, who saved thousands of families from financial collapse, and who made sure every bochur had a yeshivah.

 

Libertarian Meets Lakewood

Shimmy Blum

The buffet luncheon may have been glatt kosher, but for most people Rand Paul was the main course. TheUSsenator fromKentucky, and early front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination in the next presidential election, gave his audience a strong taste of what Republican primary voters — and perhaps the general electorate — will hear from him in 2016.

 

Kiddushin before Kiddush

Rachel Shapiro

To both ease the financial burden and work around already-booked halls and unavailable dates, some Israeli families have resuscitated the centuries-old custom of Friday weddings. Not everyone is willing to be a trendsetter, but in the Jewish State, where Friday is the one day off, baalei simchah who have tried it say they’re happy to be trailblazers.



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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”
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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!”
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
Good Vision
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Good or bad, nice or not? What you see is what you get
Day of Peace
Mrs. Elana Moskowitz