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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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Atonement — Fake and Real
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And Yet We Smile
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Out of This World
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Sick Note
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Can’t Do It Without You
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Eternal Joy
Mrs. Elana Moskowitz The joy of Succos is the fruit of spiritual victory
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Hidden Special Needs
Rena Shechter You won’t see his special needs, but don’t deny them
Dear Wealthy Friend
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