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An Attack Waiting to Happen

Binyamin Rose

33 minutes, 3 jihadist terror squads, 129 people slaughtered: France searches for solutions to thwart homegrown jihadis. Binyamin Rose reports.

 

Cholent with the Gauchos

Ari Greenspan and Ari Z. Zivotofsky

We knew there were large Jewish communities in the big cities of Argentina, but entire kehillos of Jewish ranchers on the vast South American pampas? Although today the town of Moises Ville is but a remnant of its Jewish heyday, we were able to meet the last of the Yiddishe gauchos, whose grandparents fled from pogroms and oppression to stake out their turf in the Southern Hemisphere.

 

Me, Inc.

Gila Arnold

The job title “freelancer” once meant “underemployed” or “between jobs,” but today a growing number are choosing the career over traditional employment. With the Web opening up labor markets around the world, writers, graphic designers, and virtual assistants are finding lucrative — and sometimes even steady — employment working for no one but themselves.

 

Jonathan Pollard: Out of Prison but Still Under Guard

Binyamin Rose

Freedom is a relative term. While Jonathan Pollard is grateful and appreciative that he can now recite Modeh Ani in the confines of a Manhattan studio apartment instead of behind bars in Butner, North Carolina, his road to rehabilitation remains strewn with legal barricades.



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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