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Times (Don’t) Change in Gateshead

Binyamin Rose, Gateshead

It’s a bit of a riddle, a phenomenon that’s gone against the trend. How is it that the challenge of assimilation that wreaked havoc on Jewish communities around the world didn’t touch Gateshead, the only provincial Jewish community of prewar England that is still almost exclusively Orthodox and is only improving with age? And what role did its flagship yeshivah play, and continues to play, to guarantee Gateshead remains a makom Torah?

 

Going Nowhere Fast

Faygie Holt

Traffic is a problem everywhere, but in Lakewood, one of the fastest growing Jewish communities in the world, it gets worse by the day. Can the snarl ever be solved?

 

Prison Chronicle

Dovid Zaklikowski

The Rebbe Rayatz’s dramatic diary of imprisonment was rescued, but thousands of missing handwritten pages remain the shrouded legacy of a lost era.



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