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Southern Jewel

Eytan Kobre

When Rabbi Jeff Wohlgelernter landed in San Diego 30 years ago to lead a start-up shul, he discovered there was no shul at all. That didn’t stop him

 

Water for a Thirsty Planet

Beth Perkel

From drip irrigation to desalination to water recycling, Israeli innovation in water technologies is being sought out to save lives all over our desiccating planet

 

Words of Comfort

Eytan Kobre

Bound together by unfathomable loss, having suffered the deaths of both parents in a single terrorist attack, Rabbi Yaakov Bender offers these Israeli heroes a dialogue of consolation

 

Not Obsolete Yet

Riki Goldstein

Technology has transformed many businesses, leaving traditional merchants scrambling to remain relevant. How do the lucky few stay afloat?

 

Why the Gaza Report Matters

Binyamin Rose

State Comptroller’s Hindsight Calls for More Foresight

 

One Week, Two Cemeteries: Will the Scars Heal?

Omri Nahmias, Philadelphia

Wave of American Anti-Semitism Targets Jewish Communities

 

IDF Denies Azaria Case a Morale Breaker

Eliezer Schulman

Knesset Report: Just 41% of Soldiers Believe the IDF Will Back Them If They Make a Battlefield Mistake

 

Trump Front and Center at CPAC and J Street

Jacob Kornbluh, Washington D.C.

Conferences Discuss Different Approaches to Similar Issues

 

Your Money & Your Life: Making It Big on Amazon?

R. C. Steif

What does it take to start an Amazon business? What are the risks? And what’s the potential for doing well?

 

On Site: Shot in the Dark

Aharon Granot

From a strip mall storefront in the town of Lod, 93-year-old Michoel Almagor photographed the growing pains of the Jewish state for over half a century. Now that his darkroom has been shuttered, he’s developed into a techie, exposing his pictures for posterity

 

Lifelines: Carrying My Own Weight

C. Saphir

What they were saying, basically, was that no one could ever love me because I was fat. I can’t even begin to describe how painful that was. And that was before I even hit my teens

 

Lifelines: Carrying My Own Weight

Dov Haller

“You know about the alumni speech? Some camps have an alumni basketball game, can you imagine? We have an alumni speech, it’s meaningful, it’s choshuv”



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What’s in a Name?
Shoshana Friedman “What does Writer X have to say this week?”
Atonement — Fake and Real
Yonoson Rosenblum White confessionals and faux rituals
Four Walls Coming Full Circle
Eytan Kobre All the while, there’s been a relationship in the offing...
And Yet We Smile
Yisroel Besser We are the nation that toils to be happy at all costs
Out of This World
Rabbi Henoch Plotnick Dirshu Hashem b’himatzo — we are in Hashem’s company now...
Steven and Jonathan Litton
Rachel Bachrach The co-owners of Litton Sukkah, based in Lawrence, NY
Tali Messing
Moe Mernick Tali Messing, engineering manager at Facebook Tel Aviv
Sick Note
Jacob L. Freedman “Of course, Dr. Freedman. Machul, machul, machul”
Avoiding Health Columns Can Be Good for You
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman Only one reliable guide for good health: our Torah
Endnote: Side Notes
Riki Goldstein Most Jewish music industry entertainers have side profes...
Me, Myself, and Why
Faigy Peritzman Where there’s no heart and no love, there’s no point
Can’t Do It Without You
Sarah Chana Radcliffe When you step up to the plate, you build your home team
Eternal Joy
Mrs. Elana Moskowitz The joy of Succos is the fruit of spiritual victory
The Appraiser: Part III
D. Himy, M.S. CCC-SLP and Zivia Reischer Make sure your child knows his strengths
Hidden Special Needs
Rena Shechter You won’t see his special needs, but don’t deny them
Dear Wealthy Friend
Anonymous There’s no need for guilt. I am truly happy for you