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From the First Date to the Broken Plate

Yisroel Besser

They get hundreds of calls and e-mails a day, and can’t walk into shul without being approached by desperate parents and relatives. A private conversation with Lakewood’s busiest shadchanim — Rabbis Meir Levi, Shloime Lewenstein, and Tzadok Katz.

 

Cotton Futures Capital Gain

Binyamin Rose

Just seven years ago, Tom Cotton was fighting for his life in Iraq. And last week, the freshman Republican Congressman from Arkansas announced his candidacy for US Senate, with some pundits predicting Cotton might even find himself on the national ticket in 2016. In this exclusive interview on the eve of his maiden trip to Israel, Rep. Cotton explains why America is still at war, why he voted against the aid package for Hurricane Sandy, and what’s stopping the Mideast peace process from moving forward.

 

"We’ll Fight This One Together"

Esther Teichtal

When Professor Mark Glaser chose oncology as his medical field, it wasn’t a statement about death, but about life and the lengths he’s willing to go to preserve it. But not all his patients chose life at all costs. His most famous, a British parliamentarian, preferred to die in her glory —and it was up to him to keep it a secret.



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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