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Shabbos at All Costs

Binyamin Rose and Rachel Ginsberg

Tel Aviv Chief Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau has been battling to reshape the character of the the city he has called home for the past 56 years. But what will Shabbos in Tel Aviv of the future look like, as city officials turn a blind eye to the public desecration of the holy day? Will businesses be forced to compete on Shabbos too — or else suffer the dire financial consequences?

 

One Move Ahead

Baila Rosenbaum

Housing costs in established Jewish neighborhoods are pricing young, frum families out of the market, while opportunities to come in on the ground floor of new communities are beckoning. Many young families are taking the bait and opting to move “out.” But is all the idealistic talk about building a new kehillah really for everyone — and what’s the trade-off if you’re a hopelessly “big city” person?

 

Twins Apart

Tzippy Yarom

Jack Yufe and Oskar Stohr were born identical twins, yet one brother was raised as a Jew, the other a member of Hitler Youth. Years later they finally met and became one of the world’s most famous pair of researched twins — separated in infancy and raised in diametrically opposed environments, yet possessing uncanny similarities in both mood and manner.



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What’s in a Name?
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Atonement — Fake and Real
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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
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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