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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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Do You Know Where You’re Going?
Rabbi Moshe Grylak If Mrs. Esterhazy hadn’t gotten sick
Birthright Drops Reform
Yonoson Rosenblum The numbers tell the sad story
With Fresh Eyes
Eytan Kobre Members of an ever-tying people
Gift-Giving Guide
Yisroel Besser There’s a skill to giving a teacher a gift
Time for a Career Change
Jacob L. Freedman “How can a bochur even afford to smoke?”
Today I Am a (Learned? Committed?) Jewish Man
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman Are bar mitzvah celebrations good for the Jews?
Major in Mothering
Faigy Peritzman “How do you picture marriage? Discussing quantum theory?...
When Parents Disagree
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Connecting heart-to-heart when you don’t see eye-to-eye
En Route: Food for Thought
Mrs. Shani Mendlowitz The bread we eat today also comes from heaven
The Twins: Part II
D. Himy, M.S. CCC-SLP and Zivia Reischer “Bead,” she says again, with a little smirk
Dear Acquaintance
Your Possible Friend at the Clinic Why do you make it harder for me — and for you?