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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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What’s in a Name?
Shoshana Friedman “What does Writer X have to say this week?”
Atonement — Fake and Real
Yonoson Rosenblum White confessionals and faux rituals
Four Walls Coming Full Circle
Eytan Kobre All the while, there’s been a relationship in the offing...
And Yet We Smile
Yisroel Besser We are the nation that toils to be happy at all costs
Out of This World
Rabbi Henoch Plotnick Dirshu Hashem b’himatzo — we are in Hashem’s company now...
Steven and Jonathan Litton
Rachel Bachrach The co-owners of Litton Sukkah, based in Lawrence, NY
Tali Messing
Moe Mernick Tali Messing, engineering manager at Facebook Tel Aviv
Sick Note
Jacob L. Freedman “Of course, Dr. Freedman. Machul, machul, machul”
Avoiding Health Columns Can Be Good for You
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman Only one reliable guide for good health: our Torah
Endnote: Side Notes
Riki Goldstein Most Jewish music industry entertainers have side profes...
Me, Myself, and Why
Faigy Peritzman Where there’s no heart and no love, there’s no point
Can’t Do It Without You
Sarah Chana Radcliffe When you step up to the plate, you build your home team
Eternal Joy
Mrs. Elana Moskowitz The joy of Succos is the fruit of spiritual victory
The Appraiser: Part III
D. Himy, M.S. CCC-SLP and Zivia Reischer Make sure your child knows his strengths
Hidden Special Needs
Rena Shechter You won’t see his special needs, but don’t deny them
Dear Wealthy Friend
Anonymous There’s no need for guilt. I am truly happy for you