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Who’s Got the Winning Edge?

Binyamin Rose, Omri Nahmias

The polls show Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in a dead heat, which means both candidates are breaking a sweat preparing for the presidential debates

 

Safety Net

Rachel Ginsberg

The staggering number of recent suicides among the Orthodox has pushed Dr. Michael Bunzel to create a safe environment for religious Jews to get help

 

Rebuilt from the Inside

Shira Yehudit Djalilmand

Aharon Botzer, founder of Livnot U’Lehibanot, once trod his own path of self-discovery towards Jewish identity, before discovering a unique way to help unaffiliated Jewish youths find theirs

 

Play Your Cards Right

Sara Glaz

It’s tempting to think about retiring early and receiving seemingly infinite Social Security checks, but without the know-how you could end up leaving thousands behind

 

5 Pros and Cons of the MOU

Binyamin Rose

Facts and figures on the new $38 billion military aid agreement between the US and Israel

 

New York on Edge — Once Again

Sarah Buzaglo

Terror is terror no matter what you call it

 

Will the PA Really Pay Up?

Ariel Ben Solomon

Why does Israel forgive and forego debts — millions of dollars in debts — owed by the Palestinian Authority?

 

Lifelines: Inside-Out Healing

C. Saphir

I wasn’t excited about the prospect of going gluten-free, but it was less frightening than the prospect of chronic pain and progressive debilitation

 

Summer Job: Chapter 22

Doc Haller

Chaim goes to a wedding he doesn’t really want to attend, just to go somewhere with Rivky



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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