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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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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”
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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!”
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
Good Vision
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Good or bad, nice or not? What you see is what you get
Day of Peace
Mrs. Elana Moskowitz