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Good Friends Make Great Allies

Binyamin Rose

Canada may lack the military might to back Israel to the hilt on the battlefield, but if Canadian prime minister Stephen Harper’s weeklong visit to Israel proved one thing, it is that Canada has surged past the US when it comes to being Israel’s best friend in the global political arena.

 

Seder in the Court

Eytan Kobre

More and more, halachah is entering the courtroom, where secular judges have to consider areas of Jewish law such as yerushah, shtaros, and gittin. How do lawyers explain these concepts? And is anyone on the other side of the bench listening?

 

No Questions Asked

Eliezer Shulman and Binyamin Rose

They buried their two little girls. Now their boys are fighting for their lives hooked up to heart-lung machines. How are Shimon and Michal Gross pushing forward under the crushing weight of their shattered lives?

 

Fearless Truth and Love

Dovid Sussman

: He was a rosh yeshivah, a father figure, a confidant, a friend, and an endless wellspring of inspiration. He grew up on Long Island, but became a disciple of the luminaries of the Israeli yeshivah world. Rav Asher Zelig Rubinstein was a man of truth, but he was also the epitome of warmth, joy, and inspiration, transforming the lives of countless young men who became bnei Torah.



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We Want to Stay Jews
Rabbi Moshe Grylak “It’s your fault my son is marrying a goyah!”
Scandal on Z Street
Yonoson Rosenblum Is the IRS becoming an instrument of partisan warfare?
Saved by the Buzzer
Eytan Kobre It wasn’t adopted frumkeit, it was actualized truth
The Switchblade and the Chazon Ish
Rabbi Meir Wikler The long-term effectiveness of our current actions
Financial Austerity
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman The temptations of bribery are overwhelming
The Best Policy
Jacob L. Freedman “Start by being honest and asking for help”
Cause Then Effect
Faigy Peritzman Not what we say, but why we say it
Parental Burnout
Sarah Chana Radcliffe A burned-out parent can’t take care of anyone
On the Derech
Mrs. Shani Mendlowitz Our own wavering in emunah opens the door to Amalek