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The Gates are Closing

Omri Nahmias, Washington, D.C.

Last Friday, Trump began to turn his agenda into reality, temporarily banning immigration from seven predominantly Muslim countries. Has the new administration made its first rookie mistake?

 

Equal Treatment

Aharon Granot

The IDF’s official policy is that it will treat any Syrian who requires serious medical assistance; Israel continues to let in Syria’s maimed. Yet is it more than just a humanitarian initiative?

 

Diary of No Despair

Machla Abramovitz

This past 27 Teves was a significant yahrtzeit for family and admirers of Montreal’s beloved former chief rabbi Rav Pinchas Hirschprung, renewing their connection through his previously unknown Yiddish memoir

 

South of the Border, Below the Belt

Binyamin Rose

Low political discourse high bar to success

 

What’s on the Trump-Netanyahu Agenda?

Jacob Kornbluh

Israel awaits response on key issues from new administration

 

Turkey's Charm Offensive

Ariel Ben Solomon

Turkey’s new ambassador to Israel warms up diplomatic relations

 

An Unforgettable Kaddish

Margie Pensak

Baltimore community honors unusual case of “meis mitzvah”

 

On Site: An Empty Vessel Makes the Best Sound

Margie Pensak

He started out as a hard rocker, but these days Z.Z. Ludwick is playing to the tune of Rebbe Nachman. Now his hands create song from wood and string, while his soul sings the music of ancient wisdom

 

Lifelines: Everyone Needs a Hindy

C. Saphir

Previously, mothering Hindy had been about survival. Although I had forced myself to stay calm when dealing with her, inside I had been in a state of war. I must get this child to behave! I need to have a life!

 

Summer Job: Chapter 40

Dov Haller

“It’s weird, your shver didn’t really get that involved in this type of thing, but fine, you’re the new sheriff in town, I get it”



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