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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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The Fortunes of War
Rabbi Moshe Grylak We’re still feeling the fallout of the First World War
Some Lessons, But Few Portents
Yonoson Rosenblum What the midterms tell us about 2020
Vote of Confidence
Eyan Kobre Why I tuned in to the liberal radio station
5 out of 10
Rabbi Dovid Bashevkin Top 5 Moments of the Kinus
Day in the Life
Rachel Bachrach Chaim White of KC Kosher Co-op
When Less is More
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman How a good edit enhances a manuscript
It’s My Job
Jacob L. Freedman “Will you force me to take meds?”
They’re Still Playing My Song?
Riki Goldstein Yitzy Bald’s Yerav Na
Yisroel Werdyger Can’t Stop Singing
Riki Goldstein Ahrele Samet’s Loi Luni
Double Chords of Hope
Riki Goldstein You never know how far your music can go
Will Dedi Have the Last Laugh?
Dovid N. Golding Dedi and Ding go way back
Battle of the Budge
Faigy Peritzman Using stubbornness to grow in ruchniyus
The Challenging Child
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Strategies for raising the difficult child
Bucking the Trend
Sara Eisemann If I skip sem, will I get a good shidduch?
The Musician: Part 1
D. Himy, M.S. CCC-SLP and Zivia Reischer "If she can't read she'll be handicapped for life!"