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Under Control

Tzippy Yarom

Hundreds of thousands of supplicants. One venue. How can the logistical coordinators behind massive chareidi events ban the chaos and control the crowds?

 

Gate to Heaven

Aryeh Ehrlich

When the holy Arizal came to two Yerushalmi sages in a dream and begged them to open a yeshivah for learning Kabbalah, he promised that the study of the concealed Torah would bring the Shechinah back to Jerusalem from its exile. A hundred years later, in a quiet corner not far from the hawkers at the bustling shuk, the elderly scholars of Shaar Hashamayim continue to refract the light revealed by Rabi Shimon Bar Yochai.

 

Pashtun Pride, Israel Denied

Ari Z. Zivotofsky and Ari Greenspan

We had heard a lot about the Pashtun tribe, and how some of their customs point to ancient Israelite roots. But when we came face-to-face with what might be a remnant of the Ten Lost Tribes, we found proud Muslims who are not interested in joining the Jewish People nor seeking a connection with the Holy Land.



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Think It Through
Rabbi Moshe Grylak The import of the name Anshei Knesses Hagedolah
Face the Facts: Don’t Suppress Them
Yonoson Rosenblum The left behaves more and more like a cult
You Never Looked So Good
Eytan Kobre Growing hunger for the fleeting high of the superficial
Top 5 Shiur Title Techniques
Rabbi Dovid Bashevkin The answer to “what’s it about?” can fill or empty rooms
Power of Suggestion
Rachel Bachrach Mikey Benzaken is a stage hypnotist based in Jerusalem
Make It Happen
Jacob L. Freedman “If I’m a bum then let me be a bum”
Hard Knocks
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman The Langer boys never forgot that apology
The Classic That Almost Didn’t Make the Cut
Riki Goldstein “It took only ten minutes to write, so we weren’t sure”
Hevel Pihem Keeps the World Going
Riki Goldstein The purity of their eyes and their innocent chatter
Yussi Sonnenblick never imagined they’d be singing “Eilecha” half a century later
Riki Goldstein “It’s nice to hear people still singing those songs”
The Rebbe’s Smile and the Rav’s Slap
Riki Goldstein “That was probably my most memorable performance”
Life in the Other Lane
Faigy Peritzman We should honor every Jew as if he were a talmid chacham
Needy
Sarah Chana Radcliffe The needier a person, the more they push people away
Touch of Light
Rebbetzin Debbie Greenblatt “A person cannot live without any kavod”
Stay-at-Home Therapist: Part I
D. Himy, M.S. CCC-SLP and Zivia Reischer She turns to me. “You know the type, smart and silent?”