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The Eighth Man

Yisroel Besser

Rabbi Eliezer Sorotzkin, the director of Lev L’Achim, is a respected figure across secular Israel, from his hometown of Netanya to the tiny moshavim where his organization reaches thousands of unaffiliated Jews. So why in the world would he want to run for Knesset?

 

The Next Link

Eytan Kobre

Rav Chaim Epstein understood that his role as rosh yeshivah was so much more than saying deep shiurim. It was about transmitting the treasure he himself received, about taking the talmid by the hand and teaching the sacred steps that are at the very core of high-level study.

 

Is Something Rotten In The State Of New York?

Binyamin Rose, with reporting from Eytan Kobre

The Empire State has seen more than a dozen legislators indicted or convicted on corruption charges in the last decade — more than any other state in the union. Are the rules different in Albany?

 

The Man Who Knew Too Much

Rachel Ginsberg

Who wanted Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman dead ? Iranian operatives? government loyalists? The President and Foreign Minister? While we may never know who pulled the trigger, Nisman’s Jewish Jerusalem-based friend and confidant has already released his secrets.



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What’s in a Name?
Shoshana Friedman “What does Writer X have to say this week?”
Atonement — Fake and Real
Yonoson Rosenblum White confessionals and faux rituals
Four Walls Coming Full Circle
Eytan Kobre All the while, there’s been a relationship in the offing...
And Yet We Smile
Yisroel Besser We are the nation that toils to be happy at all costs
Out of This World
Rabbi Henoch Plotnick Dirshu Hashem b’himatzo — we are in Hashem’s company now...
Steven and Jonathan Litton
Rachel Bachrach The co-owners of Litton Sukkah, based in Lawrence, NY
Tali Messing
Moe Mernick Tali Messing, engineering manager at Facebook Tel Aviv
Sick Note
Jacob L. Freedman “Of course, Dr. Freedman. Machul, machul, machul”
Avoiding Health Columns Can Be Good for You
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman Only one reliable guide for good health: our Torah
Endnote: Side Notes
Riki Goldstein Most Jewish music industry entertainers have side profes...
Me, Myself, and Why
Faigy Peritzman Where there’s no heart and no love, there’s no point
Can’t Do It Without You
Sarah Chana Radcliffe When you step up to the plate, you build your home team
Eternal Joy
Mrs. Elana Moskowitz The joy of Succos is the fruit of spiritual victory
The Appraiser: Part III
D. Himy, M.S. CCC-SLP and Zivia Reischer Make sure your child knows his strengths
Hidden Special Needs
Rena Shechter You won’t see his special needs, but don’t deny them
Dear Wealthy Friend
Anonymous There’s no need for guilt. I am truly happy for you