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Wanted: Superman

Gershon Burstyn

Israel views the Iran deal that Barack Obama negotiated as an existential threat, a detail that made Senator Chuck Schumer’s delay in stating his views puzzling. Now that he’s said he’ll vote against the deal, can the New York senator realistically be expected to win more votes to the cause? Or will the price of scuttling the deal be too heavy for this shrewd politician on the cusp of his most powerful position yet?

 

8200 Secrets

Aharon Granot

They monitor messages, break codes, wiretap, translate, and process information into data that saves lives and prevents casualties. There are several thousand of them, sitting with headphones and computer screens in military installations around Israel. They’re the brains behind Unit 8200, the country’s first line of defense — but to people on the outside, they’re just jobniks.

 

Omaha’s Forgotten Sage

Eytan Kobre

Most yeshivah bochurim today would stare blankly at the name Rav Zvi Hirsch Grodzinsky, but Torah leaders of the early 20th century spoke of this rav from Nebraska with the reverence due a towering gadol. Now an IT professional originally from Omaha and a powerhouse attorney from Monsey have teamed up to reclaim this forgotten legacy of the Midwest.

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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 movement
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?”