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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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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