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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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Winds of Fear
Rabbi Moshe Grylak The juxtaposition of Irma and Elul
Making Our Story His
Yonoson Rosenblum On Rosh Hashanah we do not hide
No Icing on the Cake
Eytan Kobre Society — and sanity — has lost
Soul Stirring
Rabbi Avrohom Neuberger Simply put, the Yamim Noraim work
Day in the Life of Aaron Ovadia
Rachel Bachrach Aaron Ovadia’s Drops of Light Project
Even Your In-Laws
Jacob L. Freedman No big reward if it’s not tough
Connecting the Dots
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman The evil, the eclipse, the destruction, the goodness
Above the Clouds
Faigy Peritzman Taking no step of my journey for granted
Moving Forward
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Rosh Hashanah invites us into our future
Kings and Queens
Rebbetzin Debbie Greenblatt Such is the power of kavod