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Doctors Swallow a Bitter Pill

Michal Eisikowitz

While Obamacare has been embraced by liberal humanitarian organizations, middle- to upper-class Americans have been forced into a frustrating game of medical musical chairs. But there is another casualty: The cocktail of shaved-down reimbursement rates and a heap of required expenditures is proving to be lethal for private practitioners.

 

Blended Voices

Barbara Bensoussan

Somewhere in between celestial choirs of angels and the corner barbershop quartet is an increasingly popular phenomenon: the chassidic men’s choir. It’s not Pirchei, and it’s not about celebrity vocalists. Today’s music users are becoming infatuated with the blended sounds and mature harmonic backgrounds only a bunch of leibedig, music-loving guys can produce together.

 

Führer on Trial

Rafael Medoff

When Adolf Hitler came to power, the American press practically gushed over what they called “indications of moderation,” despite reports of Jews being beaten and jailed — nearly a decade before the Holocaust. But the journalistic whitewashing had one positive result: American Jewish organizations put Hitler on trial in front of the crowds at Madison Square Garden.

 

Lost and Found in Saddam’s Basement

Barbara Bensoussan

Slogging through the water in the bombed-out basement of Saddam Hussein’s dreaded Mukhabarat intelligence agency, investigators on the lookout for those elusive WMDs found another an unexpected cache. When they saw the casing of an ancient Torah scroll floating by, they knew Saddam has secreted a treasure trove of Jewish history in the depths of his cellar.



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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