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Are you a soft target?

Machla Abramovitz

Trained ISIS cells sprouting up all over Europe have forced Jewish institutions on the Continent to become exceedingly vigilant. But there is no lack of lone-wolf extremists on the prowl on US soil, begging the question: How safe are American mosdos? That’s what administrators are asking as they scramble to secure a piece of the Homeland Security budget grant for nonprofits

 

Making Their Case

Binyamin Rose, Washington, D.C.

Who is the best candidate for Israel? That’s hard to say, given all the empty promises delivered on the campaign trail. But it was heartening to see all the major candidates express their love of Israel before thousands of Aipac attendees. How did they rate? Mishpacha reports from the press gallery.

 

The Rebbes Secret Weapon

Aryeh Ehrlich

An upscale Israeli town has become home for the Clevelander Rebbe, who eschews honor and recognition and wants nothing more than to bring his Jewish brothers and sisters closer to the light of the Torah. When the Rebbe’s holy Seudah Shlishis proved stronger than a terrorist’s knife, he revealed how opening hearts is the best protection of all

 

Straight Shooter

Baila Rosenbaum

Israel Levitt dodged bullets during World War II, put himself through Columbia University, served gedolim at his pharmacy on the Lower East Side of New York, taught himself to read Hebrew, and supported the budding of an important yeshivah. The centenarian shares his life story and his advice for a younger generation



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What’s in a Name?
Shoshana Friedman “What does Writer X have to say this week?”
Atonement — Fake and Real
Yonoson Rosenblum White confessionals and faux rituals
Four Walls Coming Full Circle
Eytan Kobre All the while, there’s been a relationship in the offing...
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
Rachel Bachrach The co-owners of Litton Sukkah, based in Lawrence, NY
Tali Messing
Moe Mernick Tali Messing, engineering manager at Facebook Tel Aviv
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
Riki Goldstein Most Jewish music industry entertainers have side profes...
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
D. Himy, M.S. CCC-SLP and Zivia Reischer Make sure your child knows his strengths
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