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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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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?”