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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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Seventy Years
Rabbi Moshe Grylak “The sword from without, and machlokes from within”
Helping Our Kids Find Their Mission
Yonoson Rosenblum The best home protection against the “foreign winds”
Meeting for Minchah
Eytan Kobre “A Ten-Minute Appointment for a Five-Minute Encounter”
Top 5 Jewish Grammar Mistakes
Rabbi Dovid Bashevkin Seeing the errors of our grammatical ways
The Missing Alef
Alef is not simply another letter in the Hebrew alphabet
What Are You Grateful For?
Jacob L. Freedman “I guess all we can do is to be grateful”
A Simple Offering
Faigy Peritzman Our obligations are measured according to our abilities
Building a Better Brain
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Make your home an emotionally safe place to be real
The Cyclist: Part III
D. Himy, M.S. CCC-SLP and Zivia Reischer Rachel has advanced from “flustered” to “determined”
Wholly Holy
Rebbetzin Aviva Feiner Realize who you are and how you can impact this world