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Robots That Fly

Refoel Pride

Silent flying machines resembling grasshoppers that hover outside your door. A helicopter-like transporter the size of a small car that can ferry injured troops to safety. All this and more from Israel, the tiny state that’s moved ahead of the pack in the race for the perfect drone.

 

In the Guise of a Madman

Yeruchem Yitzchak Landesman

The many broken, down-and-out visitors to Rav Avraham Yechiel Fisch’s home in Tel Aviv were looking for salvation — and knew the blessings would be hidden in the cryptic ramblings of this hidden tzaddik. Fifteen years after he passed away in the exact manner he predicted, his followers still talk about his mysterious powers and how he presented himself as an ignorant lunatic. What was really the force behind this self-proclaimed “king of the crazies” whom the Baba Sali himself announced was his inheritor?

 

Tales Out of School

Sari Israeli

He’s an educator, mental health counselor, psychotherapist, stress consultant, addictions specialist, and founder of several Jewish crisis hotlines and resource centers. What’s this Bobover chassid doing in England’s public schools with his long beard and frock, often the first Jew his students have ever seen?

 

Where Shabbos Touches Midnight

Ari Greenspan and Ari Z. Zivotofsky

In the land of Ikea and Volvo, Jews are a rapidly vanishing minority. But some still persist, despite the anti-Semitism, to live in a community with its own hidden treasures.

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Sounds of Silence
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The Slow Death of Europe
Yonoson Rosenblum What explains Europe’s self-destructive denial?
Time to Tell It Like It Is
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Vi Elult’zich?
Rabbi Henoch Plotnick Elul waits for no one
Wild Card
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Good for You
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Unparallel Lives
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