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Never Give Up

Menachem Pines

Rav Moshe Mordechai Chodosh: a mirror to a past golden era, and a forward thinker who understood the nefesh and the challenges of today’s bochurim

 

Everything in Its Own Time

Binyamin Rose

Keeping one step ahead of Nazis, preserving Yiddishkeit at all costs: Rabbi Dov Eliach recounts years of tracking down survivors and compiling their stories.

 

Wall of Blessings

Shlomi Gil

He might look like any other Kosel schnorrer, but Reb Avrum Lipschitz-Brizel has spent 30 years secretly supporting dozens of indigent Holy City families

 

Lifta’s Last Stand

Aharon Granot

The next time you’re on Highway 1 to Jerusalem, look into the Lifta valley — because this tiny, pastoral village is in a fight for its life

 

Can Trump Get Back On Track?

Binyamin Rose

After mistake-filled week, campaign shifts back to issues

 

In the Heat of the Night

Eliezer Shulman

Palestinians enter Israel each day — some to find work, others to commit acts of terror

 

Mobility in War on Terror

Yermi Marlow, London

In the UK, anti-Semitic incidents rose to 557 cases in the first six months of 2016, up by 11%

 

Kidney Donor Riding High

Shira Yehudit Djalilmand

Stephen Colman: “Anyone considering donating a kidney should know — it’s a tremendous mitzvah.”

 

Abandoned to Survive

Rabbi Moshe Grylak

The forest is swarming with Germans, and I’m just six years old, leading a group of even younger children through the trees. Now we’ve come to a fork. One path will lead to freedom, the other to certain death. I’ve never felt so forsaken…

 

Lifelines: Declaration of Independence

C. Saphir

It’s not pleasant knowing that people in my parents’ community think I’m a renegade, uncaring daughter. But I can’t allow their opinion of me to cloud the objective truth

 

Summer Job: Chapter 16

Dov Haller

“Look,” he said, “I’ll be honest with you, the rav asked me to meet, so here we are. I don’t really know you and you’re clearly good at what you do, everyone says you’re very smart. But I don’t see it as a fit, you know…”



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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