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Just Call Him “the Mash”

Eytan Kobre

Even as materialism and technology erode the spirit, legendary Rabbi Noah Weinberg’s first talmid, Rabbi Yisroel Blumenfeld, continues to reconnect boys with Yiddishkeit

 

A Drop in the Ocean

Dr. Ari Greenspan

It was the opportunity of my dreams: a week on a sailboat bobbing up and down on the ocean waves, not a soul in sight

 

Come My Way

Faygie Levy Holt

Smaller Jewish communities across the country are looking to grow numbers by enticing people away from big cities. Community recruiters make it happen

 

Can Anyone Make America Great Again?

Binyamin Rose

Donald Trump promises to make America great again. His opponent, Hillary Clinton, retorts those are merely code words for taking America backward.

 

In Turkey, the Real Coup Begins

Gershon Burstyn

The attempted coup in Turkey lasted less than 12 hours, but its failure will have repercussions for months to come

 

Trial and Error: Crowdfunding Support for the “Chevron Shooter”

Aharon Granot

Many on the left demanded the soldier’s immediate arrest and prosecution, while some on the right considered him a hero who liquidated a terrorist murderer. Much of the public was somewhere in the middle

 

Spotlight: Theresa May

James Marlow

Her rise to the top political job in England was steep and sudden, but Theresa May has stepped up with aplomb. Five things to know about Great Britian’s new prime minister

 

On Site: Akko

Chananel Shapiro

While the northern town of Akko is a social experiment by default, where Jews and Arabs live in mixed neighborhoods, it’s also a city where Torah life is on the upswing. Could this be the chareidi frontier of the future?

 

Lifelines: A Mother’s Love

Lifelines: A Mother’s Love

I felt the familiar feelings of frustration mixed with guilt starting to bubble up inside me, and I knew it was time for me to detach. I had done all I could for Aviva; now she was going to have to deal with the situation herself.

 

Cut ’n Paste: “Have You Seen My Bunk?”

Zack Saltman

Some people have been quoted as saying, “A day camp counselor is one of the easiest jobs in the world.” Of course, these people were all later identified as professional lion tamers.

 

Summer Job: Chapter 13

Dov Haller

Chaim delivers big news to Dovi Gelber

 

RNC 2016: The Right Place at the Right Time

Binyamin Rose, Cleveland

The morning buzz was more powerful than a double espresso at Starbucks: Considering how much Donald Trump loathes President Obama, it’s hard to believe that his campaign would copycat anything closely related to Michelle.

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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