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Simple Grandeur

Yisroel Besser

When Rav Gershon Edelstein was tapped by the Ponevezher Rav to give shiur in a nascent yeshivah on a hill in Bnei Brak, it was a charge that would continue for seven decades and counting

 

Unlikely Chassid

As told to C. B. Lieber

One may wear a knitted kippah and the other a shtreimel, but when two neshamos unite, outer trappings melt away. Meet six non-chassidim who have unlikely connections with chassidic rebbes

 

A Guide for the Politically Perplexed

Binyamin Rose, Washington, D.C.

Has Donald Trump’s unexpected ascendancy rewritten the political playbook? Democrat Steve Rabinowitz and Republican Tevi Troy share a lively discussion in Washington

 

Mizmor L’Dovid

Rachel Ginsberg

Dovid Hill z”l was sick for half his life, but the young chassidic boy with the wise eyes and sublime voice learned early on to channel his fears and prayers into eternal songs of hope and inspiration

 

The Michael Behind the Mike

Yonoson Rosenblum

Famous, multitalented, persuasive, conservative: Those are a few ways to describe Michael Medved, national radio host, author, social commentator, and Orthodox Jew. How does he draw four million listeners a week

 

Eternal Blue

Baruch Sterman

Here I was, digging in the sand along the Mexican shores of Huatulco overlooking the endless ocean. This was no vacation, though. I was on a mission to search out a particular snail

 

Beyond Nails in the Grocery Store

Eytan Kobre

Son of a pioneer of Colorado’s media world, Hillel Goldberg was expected to continue his family’s newspaper. But a mussar scholar, writer, and seforim author, too?

 

Polish Your Diamond

Yisroel Besser

Moshe Lax is in the diamond business. But really, he’s a musician who’s an author who’s a real estate developer who’s a philanthropist who’s in the diamond business. He’s fought hard to broaden his horizons. And he isn’t done exploring yet

 

A Master at Work

Margie Pensak

Gianni Toso, one of the world’s leading glass artists, is as passionate about his art as he is about his late-gained family, the Jewish People

 

The Boys in the Band

Barbara Bensoussan

How did a group of ragtag amateurs from the 1960s launch today’s Jewish music scene? We tracked down the young men who, more than half a century ago, brought a new sound to an old refrain

 

Dilemmas in Print: A Mishpacha Symposium

Coordinated by Eytan Kobre

Five prominent figures in the worlds of Orthodox Jewish journalism and communal leadership address some of the challenges and opportunities

 

Finding Harmony

Shlomi Gil

Yonatan and Aharon Razel, brothers with distinctive styles, have captured the spotlight of the Jewish music scene, creating songs that speak to religious and secular alike

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Using Our Free Will Effectively
Yonoson Rosenblum The image we carry of ourselves is key
Pitcher-Perfect
Eytan Kobre The ripple effects of one Jew’s kiddush Sheim Shamayim
Living the High Life
Rabbi Avrohom Neuberger It is exhilarating to matter, to be truly alive
It’s Time for Us to Speak Up
Rabbi Dovid Eliezrie We must speak out proudly for the values of Yiddishkeit
Kiruv Is Not Dead
Rabbi Meir Goldberg Do these sound like uninspired or closed students?
Frosting on the Cake
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman “Let’s not let a missing chocolate cake ruin our siyum!”
A Warm Corner in Flatbush
Yosef Zoimen It was a simple shul with a choshuve leader
Out of Control
Jacob L. Freedman “That’s illegal, Dr. Fine. I can’t have a part in this”
Song of Reckoning in the Skulener Court
Riki Goldstein “It’s awe-inspiring to watch the Rebbe sing this song”
“U’teshuvah, U’tefillah, U’tzedakah”
Riki Goldstein Throughout the Yamim Noraim, three words accompany us
The Rebbe Held His Gaze
Riki Goldstein A moment etched in Reb Dovid Werdyger’s memory forever
The Road Taken
Faigy Peritzman In the end it’s clear who really merits true happiness
Sincere Apology
Sarah Chana Radcliffe A heartfelt and complete apology can turn things around
Power Pack of Mercy
Mrs. Shani Mendlowitz The 13 Attributes of Mercy are “an infinite treasure”
The Appraiser: Part II
D. Himy M.S. CCC-SLP, and Zivia Reischer “Eli needs to see people who struggled to achieve”