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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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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