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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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Do You Know Where You’re Going?
Rabbi Moshe Grylak If Mrs. Esterhazy hadn’t gotten sick
Birthright Drops Reform
Yonoson Rosenblum The numbers tell the sad story
With Fresh Eyes
Eytan Kobre Members of an ever-tying people
Gift-Giving Guide
Yisroel Besser There’s a skill to giving a teacher a gift
Time for a Career Change
Jacob L. Freedman “How can a bochur even afford to smoke?”
Today I Am a (Learned? Committed?) Jewish Man
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman Are bar mitzvah celebrations good for the Jews?
Major in Mothering
Faigy Peritzman “How do you picture marriage? Discussing quantum theory?...
When Parents Disagree
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Connecting heart-to-heart when you don’t see eye-to-eye
En Route: Food for Thought
Mrs. Shani Mendlowitz The bread we eat today also comes from heaven
The Twins: Part II
D. Himy, M.S. CCC-SLP and Zivia Reischer “Bead,” she says again, with a little smirk
Dear Acquaintance
Your Possible Friend at the Clinic Why do you make it harder for me — and for you?