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More Questions than Answers

Binyamin Rose, Eilat

The tranquil environs of Eilat at Israel’s southern tip provided a welcome respite for journalists who’ve been piling up the overtime keeping edgy Israelis updated on the ongoing spate of terror. The tranquility evaporated quickly, however, during panel discussions at the ninth annual Eilat Journalists Conference, where the tough questions outnumbered the wise answers.

 

Ark of Triumph

Aharon Granot, Amsterdam

He was the lonely, last surviving Jew of a poor Romanian village, yet when he saw the old shul razed and the aron kodesh left on the street in the rain, he knew he had no choice but to enlist the help of the local priest. Would Dutch askan Reb Mottel Aharonson be able to extricate the holy box from a church attic and the grasp of a strong-willed cleric?

 

Hitting the Books

Rachel Bachrach

A critical shortage of secular studies teachers, coupled with a lack of appropriate educational material, means that American yeshivos are struggling to meet core curriculum requirements on one hand and to impart general knowledge while maintaining Torah values on the other. Will an out-of-the-box initiative give general education a new niche?



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With All Due Respect
Rabbi Moshe Grylak The honor of every human being
What We Lost
Yonoson Rosenblum A long view, a larger perspective
Reprobate Return
Eytan Kobre Loyalty to the true and the morally upright
My Own Gentle Giant
Jacob L. Freedman Finn smirked. “Do whatever you want, Dr. Israel”
Individually United
Faigy Peritzman Two contradictions classify the Korban Pesach as a chok
Hearing Problems
Sarah Chana Radcliffe In fight mode, you may hear attacks never said
An Equal Focus
Rebbetzin Shira Smiles Remaining true to our most authentic feminine selves
The Marketer, Part I
D. Himy, M.S. CCC-SLP and Zivia Reischer “I’m late, my work is late, I come to meetings late”
Dear Neighbor and Friend
Words Unspoken I know you’ve been given challenging kids