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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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We Want to Stay Jews
Rabbi Moshe Grylak “It’s your fault my son is marrying a goyah!”
Scandal on Z Street
Yonoson Rosenblum Is the IRS becoming an instrument of partisan warfare?
Saved by the Buzzer
Eytan Kobre It wasn’t adopted frumkeit, it was actualized truth
The Switchblade and the Chazon Ish
Rabbi Meir Wikler The long-term effectiveness of our current actions
Financial Austerity
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman The temptations of bribery are overwhelming
The Best Policy
Jacob L. Freedman “Start by being honest and asking for help”
Cause Then Effect
Faigy Peritzman Not what we say, but why we say it
Parental Burnout
Sarah Chana Radcliffe A burned-out parent can’t take care of anyone
On the Derech
Mrs. Shani Mendlowitz Our own wavering in emunah opens the door to Amalek