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America’s Moral Morass

Binyamin Rose

The Supreme Court has vacated Washington for its summer recess, but not before turning the time-honored definition of marriage on its head.

 

Epilogue of the Unfinished Diary

Perl Marton

It might be the only surviving wartime journal written by a chassidic Jew for future generations, yet it was hidden away for decades. Would Chaim Yitzchok Wolgelernter’s diary ever be brought back to life? His son Feivel and grandson Nafti said yes. After two decades of painstaking work, they recaptured not only the horrific images of war, but also the spiritual resilience of Jews who refused to give up hope.

 

Jew in a China Shop

Aharon Granot, Hong Kong

Turning a profit in the Far East is a bit more complicated than just booking a flight to China and picking up some cheap brand-name knockoffs or novelty items to resell. Still, more Jews than ever are staking out their parnassah in this corner of the world, and have discovered a network of like-minded souls to keep their spirits up so far away from home.

 

Ships in the Night

Michal Ish Shalom

While 90 percent of world trade is transported by sea, the journey between destinations has often been spent in a deep blue vacuum. Ships have learned to evade maritime monitors, and avoid tracking through GPS manipulation. Sometimes they simply “go dark.” Now, an Israeli start-up is lighting up the dark waters.



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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?”