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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.”



 
What Are We Supposed to Do?
Rabbi Moshe Grylak A tried-and-true remedy — and it shook the heavens
Badgered into Submission
Yonoson Rosenblum Avatars of political correctness in search of dissenters
Drinking Doubt Away
Eytan Kobre Meaning is indispensable for generating happiness
My Tale of Two Mentors
Rabbi Dovid M. Cohen I wish them both continued nachas and success until 120
Checks and Balances III
Mishpacha Readers The conversation continues...
Memorable Melodies of Modzhitz
Rabbi Mordechai Besser The struggling survivors became kings in shul on Shabbos
A Whole Song and Dance
Rabbi Ron Yitzchak Eisenman One of those small acts that are giant leaps of chesed
Diamonds
Jacob L. Freedman MD "Each Jewish woman is a bas Melech, Dr. Freedman!"
Streamlined Service
Riki Goldstein "JewishMusic Stream is still about classic kosher music”
Perfect Harmony
Riki Goldstein "The arrangements literally changed the entire song"
Hang On to the Glow
Riki Goldstein Back to the warm camp Shabbos memories
Marking Miracles
Faigy Peritzman The miracles are there, but our eyes are blind to them
Going Against the Current
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Wise to deny our kids something all their friends have?
Clothed in Splendor
Mrs. Elana Moskowitz When dressing up is spiritual, not superficial
The Spokesman: Part IV
D. Himy, M.S. CCC-SLP and Zivia Reischer Every sentence tells a story; make yours well told