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Lifelines: Rearranging the Furniture

C. Saphir

Before I got married, I thought most of the things people fought about were silly. Then I discovered a new side of myself that I hadn’t known existed. Most of the time, Asher couldn’t even understand what he had done wrong

 

Cut ’n Paste: The Do-Over

Schlomo Yaakovsohn

“My husband is wonderful, and I love my kids. My friends are loyal and dedicated, but I have to go it alone. And it’s hard”

 

Summer Job: Chapter 45

Dov Haller

“I know the drill. I’m out of here. ‘Ari Harkin, let’s send him home, he’s no good, he’s not ready for camp,’” Ari said

 

Pulled by a Hidden Hand

Rachel Ginsberg

For the last two decades, puppeteer Yitzchak Azoulai has been inspiring a generation of children from behind the scenes, while an invisible hand gives his heroes a life of their own

 

Cuomo’s Encore in Israel

Jacob Kornbluh, Jerusalem

The New York governor’s whirlwind Israel tour boosted his support at home and strengthened ties with Israel amid a spate of anti-Jewish vandalism and threats

 

Thinking Out of the Box

Secular Israel has spent decades asking itself what to do about chareidi society. But should chareidi society be answering that question for itself? Highlights from The Chareidi Institute for Public Affairs 2017 conference

 

Menachem of the Mike

Yisroel Besser

Menachem Toker is the voice of chareidi radio, the man who picks the next big star and keeps his audience chuckling, but don’t be fooled. There’s a mandate behind the moves

 

The Past Gets a New Toolbox

Libi Astaire

Today a dazzling array of high-tech gadgets and gizmos are giving archaeologists a key to unlock some of the past’s most impenetrable mysteries

 

Russian Influence Blown Out of Proportion

Binyamin Rose

“Red Scare” Only Feeds Russia’s National Delusions

 

When Bibi Meets Putin

Binyamin Rose

Russia Plays Both Sides Against the Middle

 

Draft Choice

Shlomi Gil

They were best friends growing up, but when one became a rock musician and the other a baal teshuvah, who would have thought they’d turn an old beer-making hobby into a modern boutique product line?

 

A Lesson Well Learned

Eytan Kobre

Orthodox Union State Political Affairs Director Rallies Community to Lobby for Education

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