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European Rabbis Preach Tolerance, Find Few Takers

Binyamin Rose, Rome

In Search for Common Ground, Rabbis Stress the Positives

 

On Site: The Highest Bidder

Tzippy Yarom

For just $500,000 dollars, you too could own the Yid Hakadosh’s lulka, a smoky straight line to Heaven just like the ketores of the Kohein Gadol, among other treasures for auction at the Kedem Auction House

 

Cut ’n Paste: Lining Up the Pieces

Esther Teichtal

“Come on! Meir’ke! What’s got into you? If you need help for Yom Tov, just say the word! We’ll all help out!”

 

Lifelines: Big Deal

C. Saphir

I took the word “cancer” out of my mind. Thyroid cancer isn’t really cancer, I told myself. It’s just a growth that has to be removed

 

Summer Job: Chapter 48

Dov Haller

Chaim saw determination in his mother-in-law’s eyes: There was a prepared speech coming, one she’d likely been rehearsing all Shabbos

 

AIPAC in the Age of Trump

Binyamin Rose, Washington, D.C.

During the Obama years, the atmosphere was tense. With a Republican in the White House, could AIPAC supporters attending the annual policy conference in Washington loosen up?

 

Heaven’s Kitchen

Riki Goldstein

In a hollowed-out basement under a shul in Sydney, Australia, a New York rabbi and his Aussie wife have built a community-run, nondenominational kitchen gathering others to cook for a cause

 

Crowd Fund Nation

Libi Astaire

Want to buy a piece of a promising young company and haven’t got $50,000? New investing groups allow even small investors a piece of the action

 

Closure on Crete

Ari Z. Zivotofsky & Ari Greenspan

It was back-to-roots bar mitzvah on the Greek island of Crete, where an idealistic rabbi united Crete’s last Jew with his tradition. How could we pass up an invitation to such an unusual affair?



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With All Due Respect
Rabbi Moshe Grylak The honor of every human being
What We Lost
Yonoson Rosenblum A long view, a larger perspective
Reprobate Return
Eytan Kobre Loyalty to the true and the morally upright
My Own Gentle Giant
Jacob L. Freedman Finn smirked. “Do whatever you want, Dr. Israel”
Individually United
Faigy Peritzman Two contradictions classify the Korban Pesach as a chok
Hearing Problems
Sarah Chana Radcliffe In fight mode, you may hear attacks never said
An Equal Focus
Rebbetzin Shira Smiles Remaining true to our most authentic feminine selves
The Marketer, Part I
D. Himy, M.S. CCC-SLP and Zivia Reischer “I’m late, my work is late, I come to meetings late”
Dear Neighbor and Friend
Words Unspoken I know you’ve been given challenging kids