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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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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