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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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A Response to "Too Far from Home"
Rabbi Moshe Grylak “Chareidi Israel is not happy to absorb immigrants”
Life after Kollel
Yonoson Rosenblum Remaining a ben Torah requires remaining a bar daas
Angel's Advocate
Eytan Kobre Because this is how’s it’s supposed to be always
Bring Back the Wonder
Yisroel Besser Look around and say, “Ribbono shel Olam, wow!”
Make Your Words Count
Rabbi Shneur Aisenstark This story delivers two sobering lessons for all of us
I Know of What I Speak
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman I would allow my mask to fall, my soul to be revealed
Meet the Tzaddik
Jacob L. Freedman “Aren’t there meds that can get him back to yeshivah?”
Two centuries later, the Chasam Sofer’s niggunim are heard again
Riki Goldstein The musical side of the Chasam Sofer dynasty
How Do You Think of These Words?
Riki Goldstein “For me, the words are the neshamah of the song”
The Song I Can't Stop Singing: Shlomo Simcha
Riki Goldstein “Which song are you connecting to this season?”
Megama Had the Magic
Riki Goldstein Remembering Moshe Yess a”h and Shalom Levine a”h
Living Beyond the Moment
Faigy Peritzman Someone steeped in Torah always lives beyond the moment
Uncertainty
Sarah Chana Radcliffe We can only be sure that we can never be sure
Instinctive Knowledge
With Rav Moshe Wolfson, written by Baila Vorhand Jewish babies are born knowing Hashem
The Gardener: Part II
D. Himy, M.S. CCC-SLP and Zivia Reischer “It’s a secret language called body language”