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The Simple Truth

Yisroel Besser

Rabbi Nota Schiller has been in the business of kiruv for the last 40 years, the founder of Ohr Somayach, and a charter member of the baal teshuvah yeshivah movement. While the times have changed, his method has not: give students the truth and everything else follows.

 

On Top of Walter’s World

Binyamin Rose

At 91, Walter Bingham is the oldest working field journalist in Israel, but his own life’s story is far more riveting than most things he’s covered. Bullied as a schoolboy in Germany and eyewitness to the local synagogue burning down on Kristallnacht, Walter fled to England on a Kindertransport, rebuilt his life in London, and has never stopped reinventing himself.

 

Emergency Export

Eliyahu Ackerman

The Jewish state is known for its high-tech advances, but the world is intrigued by another Israeli innovation – cutting down response time in a life-and-death crisis. One city across the Hudson searched for a better way to deal with medical emergencies, and turned to the Jerusalem-based United Hatzalah: “If it works for you, why not us?”



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A Response to "Too Far from Home"
Rabbi Moshe Grylak “Chareidi Israel is not happy to absorb immigrants”
Life after Kollel
Yonoson Rosenblum Remaining a ben Torah requires remaining a bar daas
Angel's Advocate
Eytan Kobre Because this is how’s it’s supposed to be always
Bring Back the Wonder
Yisroel Besser Look around and say, “Ribbono shel Olam, wow!”
Make Your Words Count
Rabbi Shneur Aisenstark This story delivers two sobering lessons for all of us
I Know of What I Speak
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman I would allow my mask to fall, my soul to be revealed
Meet the Tzaddik
Jacob L. Freedman “Aren’t there meds that can get him back to yeshivah?”
Two centuries later, the Chasam Sofer’s niggunim are heard again
Riki Goldstein The musical side of the Chasam Sofer dynasty
How Do You Think of These Words?
Riki Goldstein “For me, the words are the neshamah of the song”
The Song I Can't Stop Singing: Shlomo Simcha
Riki Goldstein “Which song are you connecting to this season?”
Megama Had the Magic
Riki Goldstein Remembering Moshe Yess a”h and Shalom Levine a”h
Living Beyond the Moment
Faigy Peritzman Someone steeped in Torah always lives beyond the moment
Uncertainty
Sarah Chana Radcliffe We can only be sure that we can never be sure
Instinctive Knowledge
With Rav Moshe Wolfson, written by Baila Vorhand Jewish babies are born knowing Hashem
The Gardener: Part II
D. Himy, M.S. CCC-SLP and Zivia Reischer “It’s a secret language called body language”