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Reign of Fear

Binyamin Rose

In a nation where security and danger coexist at seam lines, bus stations, and on city streets, there are times when the balance tips decidedly in one direction. Whether or not the current wave of terror can be called a third intifada, the past month’s spate of stabbings and shooting attacks has citizens on edge and the government searching for a fitting response.

 

Playing It Safe

Barbara Bensoussan

How can parents make sure their tech-savvy kids are safe in the online playgrounds that have become an integral part of their social culture? Shlomo Reichmann — who can’t sit still if a way to make the world better is within his power — believes he’s found a family-friendly solution that will alert to danger without compromising the child’s sacredly valued privacy.

 

A Holy Day for the Holy Land

Yonoson Rosenblum

The Holy Land should be the most natural place to observe the Holy Day, but to all too many secular Israelis, “Shabbos” calls to mind concepts far less tantalizing than cholent or silver candlesticks. The day we associate with serenity and unity means, to them, religious coercion, separatism, and hordes of black-clad protesters. So Rabbi Warren Goldstein met a fair share of skepticism when he aimed to bring his Shabbos Project to Israel.



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Weekly Struggle
Shoshana Friedman Cover text: promise big and deliver what we promise
Only Through You
Rabbi Moshe Grylak A response to last week’s letter, “Waiting in Passaic”
Are You Making a Kiddush Hashem?
Yonoson Rosenblum In communal affairs, “one bad apple…” often applies
Chance of a Lifetime
Eytan Kobre I identify with the urge to shout, “No, don’t do it!”
Work / Life Solutions with Bunim Laskin
Moe Mernick "You only get every day once"
Seeking a Truly Meaningful Blessing
Dovid Zaidman We want to get married. Help us want to date
Shivah Meditations
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman Equivalence between two such polar opposites is puzzling
Magnet Moment
Jacob L. Freedman Everyone’s fighting a battle we know nothing about
Secrets and Surprises
Riki Goldstein Top-secret suits Eli Gerstner just fine
Blasts of Warmth
Riki Goldstein Keeping the chuppah music upbeat in low temperatures
Behind the Scenes
Faigy Peritzman The intrinsic value of each mitzvah
Good Vision
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Good or bad, nice or not? What you see is what you get
Day of Peace
Mrs. Elana Moskowitz On Shabbos we celebrate peace within and without