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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…”



 
Hidden Power
Yonoson Rosenblum One never knows the power of his or her mitzvos
Can You Tell a Phony?
Eytan Kobre “You’re not using the phone; the phone is using you”
Grief and Gratitude
Yisroel Besser The deepest, most sophisticated truth in the world
Nobody's Perfect
Alexandra Fleksher With the gift of maturity, we learn to accept
Colossal Humility
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman The last words I ever heard from my rebbi
Ready and Waiting
Baruch S. Fertel, MD, MPA, FACEP Why does everything take so long in the ER?
Bless You!
Faigy Peritzman Blessings don't create anything new in the natural world
Ready, Set, Succeed!
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Ensure success with explicit, doable instructions
The Radiance of Surrender
Mrs Shani Mendlowitz Honest admission reveals your inner radiance