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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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A Response to "Too Far from Home"
Rabbi Moshe Grylak “Chareidi Israel is not happy to absorb immigrants”
Life after Kollel
Yonoson Rosenblum Remaining a ben Torah requires remaining a bar daas
Angel's Advocate
Eytan Kobre Because this is how’s it’s supposed to be always
Make Your Words Count
Rabbi Shneur Aisenstark This story delivers two sobering lessons for all of us
I Know of What I Speak
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman I would allow my mask to fall, my soul to be revealed
Meet the Tzaddik
Jacob L. Freedman “Aren’t there meds that can get him back to yeshivah?”
Two centuries later, the Chasam Sofer’s niggunim are heard again
Riki Goldstein The musical side of the Chasam Sofer dynasty
How Do You Think of These Words?
Riki Goldstein “For me, the words are the neshamah of the song”
The Song I Can't Stop Singing: Shlomo Simcha
Riki Goldstein “Which song are you connecting to this season?”
Megama Had the Magic
Riki Goldstein Remembering Moshe Yess a”h and Shalom Levine a”h
Living Beyond the Moment
Faigy Peritzman Someone steeped in Torah always lives beyond the moment
Uncertainty
Sarah Chana Radcliffe We can only be sure that we can never be sure
Instinctive Knowledge
With Rav Moshe Wolfson, written by Baila Vorhand Jewish babies are born knowing Hashem
The Gardener: Part II
D. Himy, M.S. CCC-SLP and Zivia Reischer “It’s a secret language called body language”