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Your Health Depends On It

Shimmy Blum

Whether you like Obamacare or not, it is the law of the land and its key provisions are set to kick in beginning January 2014. This leaves Americans with just six months to prepare for the most comprehensive revamp of the nation’s medical system since Medicare was enacted in the 1960s. Here are the basics, so you can make sound decisions about your coverage options.

 

Over the Moon

Maayan David

Two years ago, three young Israeli techies were sitting around a late-night café table brainstorming sketches of spaceships on napkins. A week later, they found themselves at the beginning of a story involving hundreds of people, tens of millions of dollars, and a chance to plant an Israeli flag on the Moon.

 

How a Trickle Became a Stream

Barbara Bensoussan

Today’s high school graduates take their year in Eretz Yisrael for granted, but a few decades ago the Jewish Agency could barely fill the spots in the two yeshivos under their auspices. Rabbi Malle Galinsky z”l changed all that. He made sure all young Jews could find their place to learn Torah in the Holy Land, changing the face of Orthodoxy inAmerica.

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