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Safety Engineer

Aryeh Ehrlich

As Israel’s defense minister, one of his nicknames was “Mr. Security.” Decades later, he is still an authority on Israeli security and military affairs, but with his hands no longer tied by political constraints, Moshe Arens — who turned 90 last month — pulls no punches when the discussion turns to how Israel wins its wars but loses its battles.

 

I’m Sick and in Pain

Michal Frischman

It wasn’t long ago that mention of the yene machlah was unheard of, a stigma to avoid at all costs. Today, thousands of people are sharing their pain online, along with photos and videos of their treatment, creating a veritable cheering squad as they fight for life. Does the public support help them heal? Or are some things best kept private?

 

Master of Soul-Speak

Yisroel Besser

Rabbi YY Jacobson has a message that can ignite the genuine seeker inside us all. Listen and you’ll hear notes of chassidim huddled around the oven at the Russian inn, sharing vodka and wonder stories; but you’ll also hear the quiet hum of the scholar draped in his tallis as his mind soars far beyond the confines of his room. Words and visions of hope and healing.



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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