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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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Sounds of Silence
Rabbi Moshe Grylak The Sages and their silences
The Slow Death of Europe
Yonoson Rosenblum What explains Europe’s self-destructive denial?
Time to Tell It Like It Is
Eytan Kobre Speak openly and honestly against evil
Vi Elult’zich?
Rabbi Henoch Plotnick Elul waits for no one
Wild Card
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman “Welcome your son, even on Shabbos”
Good for You
Faigy Peritzman Friends and family tried to cheer me up. “It wasn’t your...
Unparallel Lives
Sarah Chana Radcliffe What to do when spouses live out of tandem
Dear Girl on the Fridge Magnet
Words Unspoken I could say, “Welcome to real life, honey!” as I notice ...