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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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At Our Doorstep
Rabbi Moshe Grylak In Israel, intermarriage still has some shock value
The Wrong Conversation
Yonoson Rosenblum How can we reattach Jews to the Jewish story?
Heart on Your Sleeve
Eytan Kobre Being pro-phylactery can be downright prophylactic
The Silver Lining
Alexandra Fleksher Who is brave enough to buck the dangerous trends?
Top 5 Uniquely Jewish Words
Rabbi Dovid Bashevkin For some concepts, Yidden have the best words
10 Questions for Avi Kehat
Rachel Bachrach The Chesed Fund, for desperate people who need a fortune
On Speaking Terms
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman He learned firsthand, “What goes around comes around”
Stressed Out
Jacob L. Freedman “We’re going to aggressively help you take care of you”
Mona Knew to Pick a Winner
Riki Goldstein “Shloime, let’s sing this on Motzaei Shabbos”
Four Stanzas You Don’t Just Sing
Riki Goldstein “This is not a niggun that you just sing!” he exclaimed
A Part of Me
Riki Goldstein The fruit of two years’ preparation and collaboration
Worth the Hassle?
Riki Goldstein Travel can be challenging for musicians and bands
Know It All
Faigy Peritzman The wiser I get, the more I realize how little I know
No Time to Breathe
Sarah Chana Radcliffe When we don’t have a minute to spare is when we pause
On Dry Ground
Rebbetzin Shira Smiles Every day we thank Hashem for the miracle of dry land