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Guardian of the Gates

Shimon Breitkopf

Chief Rabbi David Lau was not consulted when the Knesset arrived at a Kosel “compromise agreement” involving the planned construction of a massive prayer pavilion adjoining the Kosel’s southern extension, along with new entry gates marked Men, Women, and Mixed. But even though it’s been presented to him as fait accompli, that doesn’t mean he won’t put up a fight.

 

It’s Relative

Libi Astaire

Just last week physicists proved the existence of gravitational waves in outer space — and in the process confirmed that Albert Einstein was right when he predicted these “ripples in space” a century ago. But as reporters rushed to get a quote from Dr. Roni Grosz, head of Hebrew University’s Albert Einstein Archives, they were in for yet another amazing discovery: the head of the archives is a Kopycznitzer chassid.

 

Drowning in Oil

Alexander Duncan

There’s no doubt that $2.00 per gallon of gas might make you smile, but before you rejoice, remember that those low prices are the result of instability in energy markets and political turmoil unseen in decades. And it might get worse before it gets better.



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Seventy Years
Rabbi Moshe Grylak “The sword from without, and machlokes from within”
Helping Our Kids Find Their Mission
Yonoson Rosenblum The best home protection against the “foreign winds”
Meeting for Minchah
Eytan Kobre “A Ten-Minute Appointment for a Five-Minute Encounter”
Top 5 Jewish Grammar Mistakes
Rabbi Dovid Bashevkin Seeing the errors of our grammatical ways
The Missing Alef
Alef is not simply another letter in the Hebrew alphabet
What Are You Grateful For?
Jacob L. Freedman “I guess all we can do is to be grateful”
A Simple Offering
Faigy Peritzman Our obligations are measured according to our abilities
Building a Better Brain
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Make your home an emotionally safe place to be real
The Cyclist: Part III
D. Himy, M.S. CCC-SLP and Zivia Reischer Rachel has advanced from “flustered” to “determined”
Wholly Holy
Rebbetzin Aviva Feiner Realize who you are and how you can impact this world