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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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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