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Power of Attorney

Eytan Kobre

He’s incurred the wrath of Congressional liberals, and even faced down death threats. But political foes never ruffled Michael Mukasey, former US Attorney General and past chief judge of Manhattan’s federal courts — the only observant Jew ever to hold either post. Yet it wasn’t all opposition, like when President Bush “put his arm around my shoulder and told me I had real guts.”

 

Cashing in the Crowd

Sara Glaz

It’s the quintessential dilemma of the fundraising world: How can we raise a lot of money? While this question has led solicitors in the direction of bigger galas and more extreme contests, could the answer lie in one simple word — crowdfunding?

 

Meet Mr. Integrity

Yisroel Besser

Stephen Harper says what he means and means what he says. Not everyone talks that way, but it’s endeared him to Canada’s Jewish community, who see him as that rare international leader proud to defend Israel on moral grounds. Perhaps that’s why he chose a Jewish community event to serve his opening volley on foreign policy in the 2015 campaign.



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What’s in a Name?
Shoshana Friedman “What does Writer X have to say this week?”
Atonement — Fake and Real
Yonoson Rosenblum White confessionals and faux rituals
Four Walls Coming Full Circle
Eytan Kobre All the while, there’s been a relationship in the offing...
And Yet We Smile
Yisroel Besser We are the nation that toils to be happy at all costs
Out of This World
Rabbi Henoch Plotnick Dirshu Hashem b’himatzo — we are in Hashem’s company now...
Steven and Jonathan Litton
Rachel Bachrach The co-owners of Litton Sukkah, based in Lawrence, NY
Tali Messing
Moe Mernick Tali Messing, engineering manager at Facebook Tel Aviv
Sick Note
Jacob L. Freedman “Of course, Dr. Freedman. Machul, machul, machul”
Avoiding Health Columns Can Be Good for You
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman Only one reliable guide for good health: our Torah
Endnote: Side Notes
Riki Goldstein Most Jewish music industry entertainers have side profes...
Me, Myself, and Why
Faigy Peritzman Where there’s no heart and no love, there’s no point
Can’t Do It Without You
Sarah Chana Radcliffe When you step up to the plate, you build your home team
Eternal Joy
Mrs. Elana Moskowitz The joy of Succos is the fruit of spiritual victory
The Appraiser: Part III
D. Himy, M.S. CCC-SLP and Zivia Reischer Make sure your child knows his strengths
Hidden Special Needs
Rena Shechter You won’t see his special needs, but don’t deny them
Dear Wealthy Friend
Anonymous There’s no need for guilt. I am truly happy for you