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Beating Back the Bully

Sarah Buzaglo

Boycott. Divestment. Sanctions. Decades ago, BDS was a weapon used against apartheid in South Africa. Today, it is being used against Israel and the Jewish nation. How we’re fighting back.

 

Zack Power

Baila Rosenbaum

Bright. Charming. Personable. Inspiring. Quadriplegic. All these describe Zack Pollack whose motivational speeches have galvanized scores to become better, stronger, and happier people.

 

Rule of the Robots

Shira Yehudit Djalilmand

Robots already make thousands of industries more efficient and daily life easier. They even provide child and elderly care. Will robots make humans obsolete?

 

What the Orlando Massacre Teaches Us

Binyamin Rose

If we’re open to learning, we can glean a lot from the Orlando Massacre. Here are 7 of the most crucial lessons.

 

Peace Has Its Risks

Binyamin Rose, with reporting from Yisrael Yoskovitz

Rumors are flying that Israel will soon announce its participation in a regional Middle East peace conference under Egyptian sponsorship.

 

The Kibbutz He Left Behind

Aharon Granot

The kibbutz Rabbi Yosef Chaim Hassan left behind had become an entirely different community, thanks to the genuine revolution he fomented, one person at a time.

 

Lifelines: Every Possible Avenue

C. Saphir

Nothing in my parents’ marriage had quite prepared me for what my own shanah rishonah would look like.

 

Summer Job: Chapter 8

Dov Haller

“Barry, it’s not forever. Hershel is an old man. The camp is his whole life, his whole chiyus. If you take it away from him, you’ll finish him off.”



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Weekly Struggle
Shoshana Friedman Cover text: promise big and deliver what we promise
Only Through You
Rabbi Moshe Grylak A response to last week’s letter, “Waiting in Passaic”
Are You Making a Kiddush Hashem?
Yonoson Rosenblum In communal affairs, “one bad apple…” often applies
Chance of a Lifetime
Eytan Kobre I identify with the urge to shout, “No, don’t do it!”
Work / Life Solutions with Bunim Laskin
Moe Mernick "You only get every day once"
Seeking a Truly Meaningful Blessing
Dovid Zaidman We want to get married. Help us want to date
Shivah Meditations
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman Equivalence between two such polar opposites is puzzling
Magnet Moment
Jacob L. Freedman Everyone’s fighting a battle we know nothing about
Secrets and Surprises
Riki Goldstein Top-secret suits Eli Gerstner just fine
Blasts of Warmth
Riki Goldstein Keeping the chuppah music upbeat in low temperatures
Behind the Scenes
Faigy Peritzman The intrinsic value of each mitzvah
Good Vision
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Good or bad, nice or not? What you see is what you get
Day of Peace
Mrs. Elana Moskowitz On Shabbos we celebrate peace within and without