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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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Weekly Struggle
Shoshana Friedman Cover text: promise big and deliver what we promise
Only Through You
Rabbi Moshe Grylak A response to last week’s letter, “Waiting in Passaic”
Are You Making a Kiddush Hashem?
Yonoson Rosenblum In communal affairs, “one bad apple…” often applies
Chance of a Lifetime
Eytan Kobre I identify with the urge to shout, “No, don’t do it!”
Work / Life Solutions with Bunim Laskin
Moe Mernick "You only get every day once"
Seeking a Truly Meaningful Blessing
Dovid Zaidman We want to get married. Help us want to date
Shivah Meditations
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman Equivalence between two such polar opposites is puzzling
Magnet Moment
Jacob L. Freedman Everyone’s fighting a battle we know nothing about
Secrets and Surprises
Riki Goldstein Top-secret suits Eli Gerstner just fine
Blasts of Warmth
Riki Goldstein Keeping the chuppah music upbeat in low temperatures
Behind the Scenes
Faigy Peritzman The intrinsic value of each mitzvah
Good Vision
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Good or bad, nice or not? What you see is what you get
Day of Peace
Mrs. Elana Moskowitz On Shabbos we celebrate peace within and without