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Learning to Sing without You

Rachel Ginsberg

For 18 days last year, Jews around the world hoped, prayed, and took on resolutions in the merit of three kidnapped Israeli yeshivah boys. On the 3rd of Tammuz, they learned their worst fears had come to pass.

 

My Enemy, My Friend

Binyamin Rose

He goes by the nom de guerre Ahmed Amin, a moniker he uses to protect his identity and family members who still cling to life in war-wracked Syria. Like all Syrians, Amin was brought up with a visceral hatred of Jews and Israel, a hatred he held dear until his life intersected with the Israeli humanitarians who were risking their lives to save his.

 

Out of a Hat

Barbara Bensoussan

Marc Garfinkel can make coins jump, guess the birthday of your daughter (whom he has never met), and filch the watch off your wrist. It’s all part of the repertoire of a magician and mentalist from Brooklyn whose hand is quicker than your eye.

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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?”