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Last Chance for Freedom

Barbara Bensoussan

Sixty years ago, on October 23, 1956, revolution erupted in Budapest, Hungary's capital. The unguarded borders allowed thousands to flee, including 20,000 Jews. Where are they?

 

Clouds of Faith

Aryeh Erlich

Rav Mordechai Hager, the spiritual leader of Vizhnitz-Monsey, survived the war with his family, and then set out on his next daunting quest: to rebuild Vizhnitz chassidus in America

 

Courtesy of the KGB

Eytan Kobre

Rabbi Aryeh Katzin may be a leader of American Russian Jewry today, but back in the Soviet Union of the 1970s, he was a young Jewish soul looking for answers

 

Return to Sender

Eliyahu Ackerman

After fleeing Brisk, an influx of letters from home became Rav Moshe Soloveitchik’s lifeline and subsequent private treasure… until they disappeared. Decades later, have they resurfaced?

 

Eyes Wide Open

Yisroel Besser

Reb Mota Frank greets every Jew as a brother, looking past the challenges and failures to the neshamah beneath. The popular Breslov mashpia’s simple message has attracted a worldwide audience

 

Kibbutz with a Cause

Binyamin Rose

Special-needs adults have found a haven on Kibbutz Kishor, a Western Galilee community built especially for their needs — and redefining “special needs” along the way

 

15 Minutes of Fame

It’s always news when an Orthodox Jew is lauded in mainstream media. But what happens to these former headliners years down the line?

 

Jewish Jordan

Cindy Scarr

I got 700 media requests in one week after that, and appeared in a four-page spread in Sports Illustrated. They called me “the Jewish Jordan”

 

Smuggler of the Syrians

Baila Rosenbaum

For the next 28 years, I arranged for more than 3,000 Syrian Jews to be smuggled from Aleppo, Damascus, and Qamishli

 

Right Place, Wrong Time

C. S. Teitelbaum

I narrowly escaped death at this year’s Brussels airport attack on March 22. I then filmed the first seconds. My video was viewed by millions

 

The Muroff Moment

Malky Lowinger

It was clear I had to return the money to make a kiddush Hashem. I also wanted to avoid the potential for a chillul Hashem



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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