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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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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