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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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The Fortunes of War
Rabbi Moshe Grylak We’re still feeling the fallout of the First World War
Some Lessons, But Few Portents
Yonoson Rosenblum What the midterms tell us about 2020
Vote of Confidence
Eyan Kobre Why I tuned in to the liberal radio station
5 out of 10
Rabbi Dovid Bashevkin Top 5 Moments of the Kinus
Day in the Life
Rachel Bachrach Chaim White of KC Kosher Co-op
When Less is More
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman How a good edit enhances a manuscript
It’s My Job
Jacob L. Freedman “Will you force me to take meds?”
They’re Still Playing My Song?
Riki Goldstein Yitzy Bald’s Yerav Na
Yisroel Werdyger Can’t Stop Singing
Riki Goldstein Ahrele Samet’s Loi Luni
Double Chords of Hope
Riki Goldstein You never know how far your music can go
Will Dedi Have the Last Laugh?
Dovid N. Golding Dedi and Ding go way back
Battle of the Budge
Faigy Peritzman Using stubbornness to grow in ruchniyus
The Challenging Child
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Strategies for raising the difficult child
Bucking the Trend
Sara Eisemann If I skip sem, will I get a good shidduch?
The Musician: Part 1
D. Himy, M.S. CCC-SLP and Zivia Reischer "If she can't read she'll be handicapped for life!"