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Keeper of the Chevron Flame

Yisroel Besser

Tradition is the bedrock of Yeshivas Chevron, where the yeshivah world’s top talmidim gather to learn and grow. Rav Yosef Chevroni, great-grandson of the yeshivah’s founder, stands at its helm, steward of not just an institution, but a path.

 

Knockout Crime is No Game

Binyamin Rose

What’s behind the latest spate of assaults on Jews in Brooklyn?

 

A Tomb Lost to Time

Libi Astaire

The burial chamber of the Maccabees, the heroes of the Chanukah story, included seven pyramids and grand columns, an edifice that was to be seen “by all who sail the sea.” But the sands of time covered the tombs and obscured their location. Will a determined sleuth bring us closer to the real site — maybe in time for next Chanukah?

 

The Shul That Innovation Built

Michal Eisikowitz

What could be more Jewish than transforming the mundane to holy? That’s exactly what’s been done in shuls across the world, where forward-thinking innovators have utilized new technologies to make our lives easier. Want to manage aliyos? Lein from a kosher sefer Torah? Daven for the amud with the right nusach? Instantly access minyan times? Buy a seat without waiting in line? Today, there’s a streamlined solution for just about everything shul-related. Here’s the backstory.

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Fallen Idols
Rabbi Moshe Grylak Even the best of values can become idolatry
Declaring Bankruptcy
Yonoson Rosenblum The implosion of the Conservative movemen
Something from Nothing
Eytan Kobre Israel should go for a bigger win than baseball
The Business Trip
Rabbi Avrohom Neuberger Sometimes business trips aren’t strictly business
Death and Taxes
Jacob L. Freedman Aliyah ups, downs, and all-arounds
Perspective Shift
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman Single, female, Orthodox, adult: not an oxymoron
Mission with Ambition
Faigy Peritzman The way you see her is what she will become
Drop the Nagging
Sarah Chana Radcliffe You can gain cooperation, but not by nagging
Trying Our Patience
Rebbetzin Aviva Feiner Savlanus isn’t just patience, it’s endurance
Redeeming Factor
Shoshana Itzkowitz “When was the last time we ate a meal behind the dryer?”