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Thrown Out into the Cold

Binyamin Rose, Amona

The 3,000 police who evacuated Amona last week hauled away 42 families from this contested hilltop to the now familiar chant of “Jews don’t expel Jews”

 

A Scarred Inheritance

Ahava Ehrenpreis

Children of Holocaust survivors grew up with adults possessed of unimaginable courage and determination. Yet many of them carry with them the scars of the past

 

Perfect Harmony

Shayna Friedman

They started out as a cobbled-together group of guys from Beit Shemesh who loved to sing the tefillah. But as people became drawn to the new sound, the walls of their makeshift sanctuary became too small

 

Touching Down in Israel

Binyamin Rose

Celebrity Tourists Part of Branding Mission

 

Spotlight: Judge Neil Gorsuch

Gershon Burstyn

Originalist Nominee Poised to Fulfill Trump Campaign Promises

 

A Few Minutes with Yuli Edelstein

Omri Nahmias, Washington, D.C.

Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein Speaks to Mishpacha

 

Day in the Life: Feather Friends

Rachel Bachrach

With a giant quill and a computer screen, a master sofer uses virtual parchment to transmit an ancient skill to aspiring scribes

 

Lifelines: Baggage Check

C. Saphir

Frankly, it’s none of your business. It’s information that I’ll share with the right person, at the right time — which, my rebbeim have advised me, is when a shidduch starts to get serious

 

Encounter: The Giving Trees

Maayan David

Chemist and plant researcher Dr. Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, president of the island nation of Mauritius, is on a mission to harness the properties of ancient healing plants near extinction

 

A Kohein’s Unexpected Travel Adventure

Rabbi Yirmiyohu Kaganoff

For 16 days in November — due to runway repair work at Ben-Gurion Airport — all flights would be flying over Holon Cemetery, a problem for Kohanim. Would I cancel my trip?

 

Summer Job: Chapter 41

Dov Haller

Chananya Singer was standing on the sidelines, sweating and breathing heavily. “Reb Chaim! It’s 37-34, theirs. We’ve never been this close in any game, ever”



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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
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”