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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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Using Our Free Will Effectively
Yonoson Rosenblum The image we carry of ourselves is key
Pitcher-Perfect
Eytan Kobre The ripple effects of one Jew’s kiddush Sheim Shamayim
Living the High Life
Rabbi Avrohom Neuberger It is exhilarating to matter, to be truly alive
It’s Time for Us to Speak Up
Rabbi Dovid Eliezrie We must speak out proudly for the values of Yiddishkeit
Kiruv Is Not Dead
Rabbi Meir Goldberg Do these sound like uninspired or closed students?
Frosting on the Cake
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman “Let’s not let a missing chocolate cake ruin our siyum!”
A Warm Corner in Flatbush
Yosef Zoimen It was a simple shul with a choshuve leader
Out of Control
Jacob L. Freedman “That’s illegal, Dr. Fine. I can’t have a part in this”
Song of Reckoning in the Skulener Court
Riki Goldstein “It’s awe-inspiring to watch the Rebbe sing this song”
“U’teshuvah, U’tefillah, U’tzedakah”
Riki Goldstein Throughout the Yamim Noraim, three words accompany us
The Rebbe Held His Gaze
Riki Goldstein A moment etched in Reb Dovid Werdyger’s memory forever
The Road Taken
Faigy Peritzman In the end it’s clear who really merits true happiness
Sincere Apology
Sarah Chana Radcliffe A heartfelt and complete apology can turn things around
Power Pack of Mercy
Mrs. Shani Mendlowitz The 13 Attributes of Mercy are “an infinite treasure”
The Appraiser: Part II
D. Himy M.S. CCC-SLP, and Zivia Reischer “Eli needs to see people who struggled to achieve”