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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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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?”