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On Site: Greetings from the Holy Land

Libi Astaire

When early photographers snapped the first photos of Eretz Yisrael, “point” and “click” were what you did to your donkey, not your camera

 

Lifelines: Monkey in the Middle

C. Saphir

The psychologist turned to us and said, “It’s one of two things. Either your son has spina bifida, or there are problems in your marriage”

 

Summer Job: Chapter 32

“The food is lousy. What kind of kid is going to choose raw chicken if they can get a knish or French fries next door?”

 

Building from the Shards

Yisroel Besser

One year after their daughter’s sudden death, Rav Aryeh Ginzberg and his rebbetzin explain how they refused to be people who never smiled again

 

Femininity Fulfilled

Michal Eisikowitz

As she encounters unprecedented levels of independence, education, and prospects, how does today’s frum woman balance that reality with the traditional Jewish understanding of femininity?

 

Volume Control

Binyamin Rose

While legislators are considering banning muezzin loudspeakers, Jewish and Arab leaders in one neighborhood have reached their own compromise to drown out the noise

 

Italy’s Bad Imitation of Trump

Binyamin Rose

In Austria, Jews Praise Defeat of Far-Rightist

 

Scrounging for Scraps in Aleppo

Tzippy Yarom

An English Teacher Shares His Secret of Survival

 

Are Chances Rising for Rubashkin Pardon?

Eytan Kobre

Could the end of President Obama’s presidency mean an Agriprocessors pardon?



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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