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Tribes Lost And Found

Ari Z. Zivotofsky and Ari Greenspan

Ari and Ari visit the ancient community of the Bnei Menashe at home in India. One of the Ten Lost Tribes?

 

Tactless Warrior or Weathered Maverick?

Binyamin Rose

Avigdor Lieberman has minimal military experience and a penchant for speaking his mind, no matter where he finds himself. As Israel’s new defense minister, can he tame himself while keeping Israel’s enemies at bay?

 

Rabi Shimon’s Serenade

Rachel Ginsberg

They’re up on the bandstand playing their hearts out, but this is no ordinary show. In Meron on Lag B’omer, the music is but a backdrop, fusing with the intense prayer, supplication, and joy of the thousands who come to bask in Rashbi’s blessings. These players haven’t slept all night and don’t get a shekel for their efforts, but it’s one concert they’ll never miss.

 

Infinite Dividends

Eliezer Shulman

“Lots of questions are saved if a person learns the simple meaning patiently and in depth, and takes care not only to read every word carefully, but also every letter.”

 

Why Vietnam’s Two-State Solution Failed

Binyamin Rose

The 1916 Sykes-Picot Agreement carved much of the Middle East into future states that are now disintegrating amid the raging sandstorms of the Arab Spring.

 

Spotlight: Chanan Weissman

Margie Pensak

Five things to know about Chanan Weissman, the White House’s new Jewish liaison and the first Orthodox Jew to hold this position for a Democratic administration

 

In the Merit of Eyal, Gil-Ad, and Naftali Hy”d

Shira Yehudit Djalilmand

“If programs like Kesher Yehudi were operating in secondary schools, there would be far fewer problems in Israeli society today.”

 

A Few Minutes With Texas Governor Greg Abbott

Texas governor Greg Abbott, a first-term Republican, visited Israel in January: “It’s one thing to tell you that we stand with Israel, it’s another thing to show it.”

 

Making It: Self-Supporting Singles

Chaia Frishman

Not everyone is given a “cookie cutter, one-life-fits-all” plan. These self-supporting singles inspire as they embrace their mission.

 

Lifelines: F is for Fluency

C. Saphir

Instead of waiting for me to get out my name, people jumped into the uncomfortable, drawn-out pause with what they probably thought was a funny rejoinder.

 

Summer Job: Chapter 5

Dov Haller

Hershel had been running the camp for 50 years and it worked. Yes, they were losing money, but the kids had fun.



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And Yet We Smile
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Out of This World
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Tali Messing
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Sick Note
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Endnote: Side Notes
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Me, Myself, and Why
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Can’t Do It Without You
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Eternal Joy
Mrs. Elana Moskowitz The joy of Succos is the fruit of spiritual victory
The Appraiser: Part III
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Hidden Special Needs
Rena Shechter You won’t see his special needs, but don’t deny them
Dear Wealthy Friend
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