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Under a Green Carpet, a Death Factory

Malkie Schulman

With some trees, lush grass, and a few structures, the Nazis thought they could bury the horrors of the Treblinka death camp forever. What they didn’t know was that one day, a young, idealistic forensic archaeologist would use noninvasive tools to virtually strip away those trees and document the gas chambers and mass graves below.

 

Silent Victims

Chananel Shapiro

They were released from the hospital without a scratch, but they can’t sleep at night, are nervous and anxious, and will cross the street or draw their gun if someone is walking behind them. Witnessing a terror attack — coming face to face with a murderer or watching a life ebb away before them — they may be considered the lucky survivors. But the horror keeps replaying in their minds, never allowing them to fully resume normal life.

 

Inside Outside

Aryeh Ehrlich

The challenges of power and protektziya can corrupt even the most idealistic of politicians, yet for 27 years, senior MK Rabbi Moshe Gafni has stayed out of the branja. “I know the system inside out, but I’ve made sure not to become part of it,” he says of a Knesset career that has earned him unanimous respect as a maverick for social causes. Yet nothing matched the bill he pushed through last week.



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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
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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
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Tali Messing
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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
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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