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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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We Want to Stay Jews
Rabbi Moshe Grylak “It’s your fault my son is marrying a goyah!”
Scandal on Z Street
Yonoson Rosenblum Is the IRS becoming an instrument of partisan warfare?
Saved by the Buzzer
Eytan Kobre It wasn’t adopted frumkeit, it was actualized truth
The Switchblade and the Chazon Ish
Rabbi Meir Wikler The long-term effectiveness of our current actions
Financial Austerity
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman The temptations of bribery are overwhelming
The Best Policy
Jacob L. Freedman “Start by being honest and asking for help”
Cause Then Effect
Faigy Peritzman Not what we say, but why we say it
Parental Burnout
Sarah Chana Radcliffe A burned-out parent can’t take care of anyone
On the Derech
Mrs. Shani Mendlowitz Our own wavering in emunah opens the door to Amalek