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Right Man for the Job?

Jacob Kornbluh

With the appointment of David Friedman as US ambassador to Israel, Donald Trump sent a strong signal to the Jewish community and the State of Israel. But is everyone thrilled?

 

Spain on the Mend

Binyamin Rose, Madrid

For more than 500 years, Jews were officially barred from living in Spain. Now, the descendants of the Edict of Expulsion of 1492 have been invited to reapply for citizenship

 

Never Say “I Can’t”

Yitty Honig

Established in London by Rav Moshe Schneider in the thick of World War II, “Schneider’s” was where every bochur could become a gadol… And many did

 

Lessons You Can Touch

Chaia Frishman

Ever since some long-ago math instructor put two stones together to teach addition, teachers have been using props and tools. Meet chinuch innovators whose innovative approaches make learning come alive

 

The Flame Still Flickers in Greece

Ari Z. Zivotofsky and Ari Greenspan

After more than 2,000 years, the once-vibrant ancient Romaniote kehillah — swallowed up by Sephardic immigrants and nearly wiped out by the Nazis — aren’t packing yet. We wanted to catch them before it’s too late

 

The Road to Remission?

Yael Schuster

It sounds too good to be true — a drink that aids in the success of cancer treatment, nourishing the cells and preventing them from becoming resistant to chemo? Rabbi Yaakov Kairy knew he had to tell the world

 

The Next Amona: A Lawsuit Away

Binyamin Rose

High Court’s Unchecked Power Dominates the Knesset

 

It’s Almost Invisible — Is It Indomitable?

Eliezer Schulman

Israel Takes Delivery of the F-35 Warplane

 

On Site: Lights at the End of the Tunnel

Rachel Ginsberg

The screws and paint up front camouflage the cavernous backrooms of this Jerusalem hardware store, where a secret stash of thousands of menorahs tells ancient stories to a new world

 

Lifelines: For My Parents

C. Saphir

My two older brothers faithfully followed the family trajectory, becoming professionals while setting aside time every day to learn. With me, the plan backfired

 

Summer Job: Chapter 34

Dov Haller

The older man smiled gratefully. “You know, the way you tell the story is everything,” he whispered to Chaim, “we can’t disappoint the kids.”



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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