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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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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