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Danny in the Lions’ Den

Binyamin Rose, Jerusalem and Aryeh Ehrlich, New York

Danny Danon, on the verge of his second year as Israel’s ambassador to the UN, goes on the counterattack, but counsels patience. His battle is a marathon, not a boxing match

 

Back from the Brink

Aryeh Erlich

The Kaliver Rebbe knows what it means to be saved by a miracle. After a recent debilitating illness, the 94-year-old knew G-d’s continued grace meant he had to keep pushing forward

 

Still Shining the Light

Eytan Kobre, Los Angeles

Rabbi Yitzi Hurwitz spent 15 years as Chabad’s shaliach in Temecula, California — until 2013, when he was diagnosed with ALS. But while the disease has ravaged his body, his neshamah remains radiant as ever

 

I'll Do Just Fine Without Pressure

Binyamin Rose

Even Obama can’t douse Bibi’s Chanukah cheer

 

“I Thought There Was Going to Be a Pogrom”

Sam Sokol

Eyewitness to Uman desecration describes hit-and-run vandalism

 

Perez a Serious Challenger to Keith Ellison

Jacob Kornbluh

Labor Secretary Tom Perez asks American Jewish community leaders for support

 

On Site: The Right to Light

Shayna Friedman

For the rav of Beit Haknesset Mishkan Eliyahu U’Malkah, a Sephardic shul in Ramat Beit Shemesh, eight lanterns burning around the clock is one way to make sure the fire of Chanukah endures

 

Lifelines: Riding the Wave

C. Saphir

My Great-Grandfather Elyakim fought to hold onto his Yiddishkeit, but didn’t see Yiddishe nachas from his descendants. In his own lifetime, that is

 

Cut ‘n Paste: My Chanukah Miracle

Baruch Truscott

Despite my concerns, I decided not to begin my job search right away, but to dedicate the month of Elul to learning Torah

 

Summer Job: Chapter 35

Dov Haller

When Shia Langsam had yawned the night before, complaining about being up for the early morning milk delivery, Chaim had been quick to offer his help.



 
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Drinking Doubt Away
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Checks and Balances III
Mishpacha Readers The conversation continues...
Memorable Melodies of Modzhitz
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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
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Hang On to the Glow
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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
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