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Waging War on Willy

Eytan Kobre

The Supreme Court does it, as do country clubs. So why can’t chassidic store owners in Williamsburg tell people how to dress?

 

Tunnel Vision

Eliezer Shulman

The discovery of the secret “mega-tunnel” that stretched from Khan Yunis in Gaza across the border to Kibbutz Ein HaShloshah sent tremors through the population. For years Hamas and other terror cells have been using tunnels to smuggle weapons — and people — from Egypt to the Gaza Strip, yet this was something new: A plan to seize Israelis and whisk them away in a subterranean hideout. But the army has its own weapon — a specialized unit that can engage the enemy in those airless, black passageways.

 

Branded by the OU

Yisroel Besser

Steven Weil grew up a country boy, milking cows on his family’s farm in upstate New York. But it's the newcomer in him that makes Rabbi Weil such an effective ambassador for the Orthodox Union: Jewish life is continuously vibrant and always exciting.

 

Diaries of Love and War

David Damen, Roosendaal, Holland

In a hideout apartment in Brussels, as the Nazi noose tightened around his family, 16-year-old Moshe Flinker Hy”d wrote and wrote. Moshe’s diary was discovered after the war by his surviving siblings and published in several languages. But that wasn’t the end of the story. There was another diary belonging to a little Dutch girl, and 70 years later, the sleepy town in Holland witnessed the reunion of the remaining Flinker sisters and that little girl whose family saved them.



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Think It Through
Rabbi Moshe Grylak The import of the name Anshei Knesses Hagedolah
Face the Facts: Don’t Suppress Them
Yonoson Rosenblum The left behaves more and more like a cult
You Never Looked So Good
Eytan Kobre Growing hunger for the fleeting high of the superficial
Top 5 Shiur Title Techniques
Rabbi Dovid Bashevkin The answer to “what’s it about?” can fill or empty rooms
Power of Suggestion
Rachel Bachrach Mikey Benzaken is a stage hypnotist based in Jerusalem
Make It Happen
Jacob L. Freedman “If I’m a bum then let me be a bum”
Hard Knocks
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman The Langer boys never forgot that apology
The Classic That Almost Didn’t Make the Cut
Riki Goldstein “It took only ten minutes to write, so we weren’t sure”
Hevel Pihem Keeps the World Going
Riki Goldstein The purity of their eyes and their innocent chatter
Yussi Sonnenblick never imagined they’d be singing “Eilecha” half a century later
Riki Goldstein “It’s nice to hear people still singing those songs”
The Rebbe’s Smile and the Rav’s Slap
Riki Goldstein “That was probably my most memorable performance”
Life in the Other Lane
Faigy Peritzman We should honor every Jew as if he were a talmid chacham
Needy
Sarah Chana Radcliffe The needier a person, the more they push people away
Touch of Light
Rebbetzin Debbie Greenblatt “A person cannot live without any kavod”
Stay-at-Home Therapist: Part I
D. Himy, M.S. CCC-SLP and Zivia Reischer She turns to me. “You know the type, smart and silent?”