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Where Maryland Meets the Mir

Eytan Kobre

Rav Ahron Lopiansky was a maggid shiur in Mir Yerushalayim when he was invited to head a yeshivah in Silver Spring. What is it about Rav Ahron’s own background and experiences that has enabled him to successfully integrate the values and passion of the Mir into this quintessence of American suburbia?

 

Cities of Refuge

Aharon Granot

As Russian-backed separatists and Ukrainian nationalists continue to fight on Ukraine’s eastern border, masses of refugees have fled their war-torn, bombed-out towns — including thousands of Jews whose communities no longer exist. Aharon Granot traveled to Mariupol and Dnipropetrovsk to hear how these displaced Jews are trying to forge ahead.

 

Little Printer, Big Idea

Alexander Duncan

Everything is going mobile these days, so why not printers, too? That was the idea behind inventor Tuvia Elbaum’s Pocket Printer, a palm-sized device that aims to take on the big boys in the printer industry while revolutionizing the market.

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Fallen Idols
Rabbi Moshe Grylak Even the best of values can become idolatry
Declaring Bankruptcy
Yonoson Rosenblum The implosion of the Conservative movement
Something from Nothing
Eytan Kobre Israel should go for a bigger win than baseball
The Business Trip
Rabbi Avrohom Neuberger Sometimes business trips aren’t strictly business
Death and Taxes
Jacob L. Freedman Aliyah ups, downs, and all-arounds
Perspective Shift
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman Single, female, Orthodox, adult: not an oxymoron
Mission with Ambition
Faigy Peritzman The way you see her is what she will become
Drop the Nagging
Sarah Chana Radcliffe You can gain cooperation, but not by nagging
Trying Our Patience
Rebbetzin Aviva Feiner Savlanus isn’t just patience, it’s endurance
Redeeming Factor
Shoshana Itzkowitz “When was the last time we ate a meal behind the dryer?”