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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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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”
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!”
Work / Life Solutions with Bunim Laskin
Moe Mernick "You only get every day once"
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 The intrinsic value of each mitzvah
Good Vision
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Good or bad, nice or not? What you see is what you get
Day of Peace
Mrs. Elana Moskowitz On Shabbos we celebrate peace within and without