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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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Fallen Idols
Rabbi Moshe Grylak Even the best of values can become idolatry
Declaring Bankruptcy
Yonoson Rosenblum The implosion of the Conservative movemen
Something from Nothing
Eytan Kobre Israel should go for a bigger win than baseball
The Business Trip
Rabbi Avrohom Neuberger Sometimes business trips aren’t strictly business
Death and Taxes
Jacob L. Freedman Aliyah ups, downs, and all-arounds
Perspective Shift
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman Single, female, Orthodox, adult: not an oxymoron
Mission with Ambition
Faigy Peritzman The way you see her is what she will become
Drop the Nagging
Sarah Chana Radcliffe You can gain cooperation, but not by nagging
Trying Our Patience
Rebbetzin Aviva Feiner Savlanus isn’t just patience, it’s endurance
Redeeming Factor
Shoshana Itzkowitz “When was the last time we ate a meal behind the dryer?”