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The RBS Experiment

Gila Arnold

It’s been called a bubble, a mini America. Soft landing awaits Anglo adults who make aliyah to Ramat Beit Shemesh, but is this a dangerous crutch to their kids?

 

A New Light

Hadas Afik

Both blind, Reb Chaim and Oriah Jerbi have never let the darkness prevent them from embracing the light. Today, the musician and his wife illuminate the way

 

Land of Fire & Ice

Aharon Granot, Siberia

Think of Siberia; you imagine infinite miles of frozen wasteland. Home to over 25 million people today, that hasn’t erased the past for those who remember yesteryear’s slave labor

 

Good Chemistry

Eytan Kobre

Dr. Emil Kon, a talmid chacham and man of science, has remained a faithful chassid — even if his rekel is a lab coat

 

What's Trump's Game with Russia?

Binyamin Rose

Cold War rivalry can heat up any time

 

Bidding Goodbye to Ban-Ki Moon

James Marlow, London

The Secretary-General leaves behind a legacy of acting in breach of his own charter

 

Dismantling Online Terror

Ariel Ben Solomon

Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and Microsoft announce plans to create a common, shared database to root out extremists

 

Pro-Israel Groups Seek to Deter Obama at UN

Jacob Kornbluh

Will President Barack Obama oppose or veto anti-Israel resolutions before he leaves office?

 

Summer Job: Chapter 33

Dov Haller

“I’m sure they know what they’re doing,” he said, mocking her. “Like hiring Mr. Reimer with his tie made up to here, right?”

 

Lifelines: Hitting Streak

It’s the truth. I hit my kids. But my worst fear was that I would lose my children, so I was afraid to tell anyone how out-of-control I became



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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”
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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!”
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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