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Sacred Sovereign, Faithful Father

Aryeh Ehrlich

Until his passing last week, he was considered one of the prime halachic arbiters of the Jewish world. But while his threshold was always open to international queries, he rarely flung open the door to his private life, doggedly staying out of public controversy although he lived through every social and political revolution of the last hundred years. Now Rav Shmuel HaLevi Wosner’s son and right-hand, Rav Yosef Tzvi, unlocks a century of memories.

 

The Rosh Yeshivah’s Finance Minister

Shimon Breitkopf

He owns three major accounting firms, serves on the Bnei Brak city council, and is a former president of the Tax Advisors’ Office and a member of Degel HaTorah’s advisory board. But for Rabbi Yaakov Verzhbinsky, all that pales against his primary mission: Without a penny in remuneration, he’s the manager of Rav Steinman’s Orchos Torah network, responsible for thousands of students and avreichim. And no one even knows his name.

 

Split Over the Atom

Binyamin Rose

Experts in atomic energy and international relations have been splitting hairs over the recently announced framework agreement that the international community says will halt Iran’s quest to manufacture nuclear weapons. What are the most pressing questions about the deal, its background, and the fine print?

 

The Accidental Lawyer

Barbara Bensoussan

He always wanted to help his brothers, so he became a rabbi and then a military chaplain. Today, Jeff Ifrah advocates in a more complex arena, defending Orthodox Jews accused of federal crimes.



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Whose State Is It?
Rabbi Moshe Grylak The Nation-State Bill adds nothing to the simple truth
First, Clean Your Room
Yonoson Rosenblum Disorder of our rooms reflects the disorder of our minds
Start Up with G-d
Eytan Kobre “Women rabbis” suffocate the spirit of the law
The Non-Competitive Competitors
Rabbi Avrohom Weinrib Competition? We are all working for the same Boss!
In Defense of Those Eltere Bochurim
“Still Waiting” (an anonymous contributor) A perspective built on 12 years (and counting) of dating
No Size Fits All
Jacob L. Freedman Meir’s success seemed practically carved out for him
Endnote - Start with the Heart
Riki Goldstein “I start with the heart of the sound, then add layers”
Great Shakes
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman Hashem has His ways of pressing our “reset” button
Of Gates and Gators
Faigy Peritzman Our ears can receive messages the most easily
I Don’t Know
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Get around decision paralysis by listening to your gut
Time to Try the Frum Dating Sites?
Sara Eisemann That’s my problem and I’ll have to work it through