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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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