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Sound of Life

Yisroel Besser

Yosef Moshe Kahana showed the production world that even modern listeners connect to “tish” music — that unmistakable sound that fills the soul and replenishes the body like a good cup of warm tea.

 

Royal Patriarch

Aharon Rubin

When Rav Elchanan Halpern of Golders Green in London passed away last week at age 93, he was, in all likelihood, the longest-serving rav in the world; as of this year, he had been serving in rabbanus for 73 years. But even if there is a rav somewhere who’s held a pulpit longer, no rabbi today has more descendants — close to 1,500 and counting, kein yirbu.

 

Invested Interests

Sara Glaz

Behavioral finance seeks to understand how we make our most important investment decisions — and how we can avoid making the worst ones.

 

The Show Must Go On

Aryeh Blum

When the Bobover Rebbe summoned Reb Moshe Aftergut on Erev Purim in 1948, the young disciple couldn’t imagine what the Rebbe had in mind. But Rebbe Shlomo Halberstam, who devoted his life to shepherding hundreds of survivors on foreign shores, knew that the traditional Purim shpiel had the power to keep them connected and break harsh decrees.

 

L’chayim in the Land of Scotch

Shimon Breitkopf

The Scots, who approach their whisky production with the utmost gravity, are blessed with immense patience when it comes to waiting out their long-term investments — the whisky barreled today won’t come out for at least 12 years. Our trip to the Scottish region of Speyside, the distillery capital of the world, was a lesson in the centuries-old secrets of this guarded craft.



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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