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Running Scared

Gershon Burstyn and Binyamin Rose

With five million Muslims, a native population with a history of anti-Semitism, and yet another Jewish terror attack, French Jews are walking on thin ice. But three French-born terrorists — influenced by an ideology that broaches no dissent and expresses itself most eloquently in blood — have forced all of Europe to wake up to the new reality of jihad.

 

Fine Tuning

Gittel Chany Rosengarten

From his state-of-the-art studio overlooking ancient fertile valleys, Reb Shaya Guttman links himself to the musical masters of the past — chassidic rebbes whose rich, complex compositions have left an enduring legacy of niggun drawn down from ethereal spheres that still penetrate the Jewish soul.

 

Swiss Shame

Maayan David

Against the backdrop of breathtaking scenery and fine chocolate, Switzerland is grappling with its own dark past — a shocking, sordid chapter in the world’s most humane state, where hundreds of thousands of children were forced to become slave laborers.



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Whose State Is It?
Rabbi Moshe Grylak The Nation-State Bill adds nothing to the simple truth
First, Clean Your Room
Yonoson Rosenblum Disorder of our rooms reflects the disorder of our minds
Start Up with G-d
Eytan Kobre “Women rabbis” suffocate the spirit of the law
The Non-Competitive Competitors
Rabbi Avrohom Weinrib Competition? We are all working for the same Boss!
In Defense of Those Eltere Bochurim
“Still Waiting” (an anonymous contributor) A perspective built on 12 years (and counting) of dating
No Size Fits All
Jacob L. Freedman Meir’s success seemed practically carved out for him
Endnote - Start with the Heart
Riki Goldstein “I start with the heart of the sound, then add layers”
Great Shakes
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman Hashem has His ways of pressing our “reset” button
Of Gates and Gators
Faigy Peritzman Our ears can receive messages the most easily
I Don’t Know
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Get around decision paralysis by listening to your gut
Time to Try the Frum Dating Sites?
Sara Eisemann That’s my problem and I’ll have to work it through