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Yisroel Besser

Rav Shalom Arush has unleashed a revolution of faith with his books on emunah, gratitude, and peace in the home. He concedes it’s an unlikely success for a Moroccan-born Breslov baal teshuvah.

 

Barbed Wire Haven

Michal Eisikowitz

With its barbed wire, wooden barracks, and military patrols,Oswego’s old army fort might have looked like a concentration camp. Yet the small town in upstateNew Yorkwas actually the one bright light within a dark and shameful presidential policy.

 

To the Mountain & Back

As told to Brocha Miller

It started as a search for meaning, and almost ended on a lonely snow-covered mountain. Shmuel Abramson recalls the hiking adventure that took him to a place he never knew existed, a trail that led to a different world.

 

Upping the Ante

Barbara Bensoussan

Hidden away on the 12th floor of a narrow building onWest 30th StreetinManhattan, Kestenbaum & Company is the type of place you’d walk right by if you weren’t in the know. But once you step out of the elevator and are buzzed in through a nondescript door, you enter to find … a Judaica lover’s cave of treasures.



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What’s in a Name?
Shoshana Friedman “What does Writer X have to say this week?”
Atonement — Fake and Real
Yonoson Rosenblum White confessionals and faux rituals
Four Walls Coming Full Circle
Eytan Kobre All the while, there’s been a relationship in the offing...
And Yet We Smile
Yisroel Besser We are the nation that toils to be happy at all costs
Out of This World
Rabbi Henoch Plotnick Dirshu Hashem b’himatzo — we are in Hashem’s company now...
Steven and Jonathan Litton
Rachel Bachrach The co-owners of Litton Sukkah, based in Lawrence, NY
Tali Messing
Moe Mernick Tali Messing, engineering manager at Facebook Tel Aviv
Sick Note
Jacob L. Freedman “Of course, Dr. Freedman. Machul, machul, machul”
Avoiding Health Columns Can Be Good for You
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman Only one reliable guide for good health: our Torah
Endnote: Side Notes
Riki Goldstein Most Jewish music industry entertainers have side profes...
Me, Myself, and Why
Faigy Peritzman Where there’s no heart and no love, there’s no point
Can’t Do It Without You
Sarah Chana Radcliffe When you step up to the plate, you build your home team
Eternal Joy
Mrs. Elana Moskowitz The joy of Succos is the fruit of spiritual victory
The Appraiser: Part III
D. Himy, M.S. CCC-SLP and Zivia Reischer Make sure your child knows his strengths
Hidden Special Needs
Rena Shechter You won’t see his special needs, but don’t deny them
Dear Wealthy Friend
Anonymous There’s no need for guilt. I am truly happy for you