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Souls Aflame

Aryeh Ehrlich

From the very first tish, the chassidim realized this would be something different. Toldos Avraham Yitzchak ignites neshamos, not only at the dramatic grand finale in Meron on Lag B’omer, but all year round

 

Swab Stories

Barbara Bensoussan

You may be separated by hundreds of years and thousands of miles, but DNA testing is making it possible for far-flung family members to reconnect

 

Getting Ready for the Rebbe

Y. Honig

The Belzer Rebbe hasn’t been in London in nearly 24 years, but now it’s time to reconnect with a younger generation of chassidim

 

War of the Minds

Binyamin Rose, with reporting from Tzippy Yarom

Uri Maklev: Boost Cyber Defenses in Wake of Attacks

 

The Inside Story on Trump’s Israel Visit

Omri Nahmias, Washington, D.C.

… And Why Abu Mazen’s Visit Drew Yawns

 

Why Bo Dietl Wants to Be Mayor

Jacob Kornbluh

New York Republican Opposition Talks to Mishpacha

 

French Jews Dodge a Bullet

Jean-Yves Camus, Paris

More Than 90 Percent of French-Israeli Voters Supported Macron, Say Israeli Officials

 

On Site: All Fired Up

C. S. Teitelbaum

An ancient village, a windswept mountaintop, and half a million people. How to prepare for the Jewish world’s biggest annual gathering

 

Lifelines: Pyrrhic Victory

C. Saphir

The first I heard about the vicious, year-long court battle that preceded Menachem’s get was when I was married for barely a few weeks and Menachem’s sister mentioned to me that there had been a terrible story



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What’s in a Name?
Shoshana Friedman “What does Writer X have to say this week?”
Atonement — Fake and Real
Yonoson Rosenblum White confessionals and faux rituals
Four Walls Coming Full Circle
Eytan Kobre All the while, there’s been a relationship in the offing...
And Yet We Smile
Yisroel Besser We are the nation that toils to be happy at all costs
Out of This World
Rabbi Henoch Plotnick Dirshu Hashem b’himatzo — we are in Hashem’s company now...
Steven and Jonathan Litton
Rachel Bachrach The co-owners of Litton Sukkah, based in Lawrence, NY
Tali Messing
Moe Mernick Tali Messing, engineering manager at Facebook Tel Aviv
Sick Note
Jacob L. Freedman “Of course, Dr. Freedman. Machul, machul, machul”
Avoiding Health Columns Can Be Good for You
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman Only one reliable guide for good health: our Torah
Endnote: Side Notes
Riki Goldstein Most Jewish music industry entertainers have side profes...
Me, Myself, and Why
Faigy Peritzman Where there’s no heart and no love, there’s no point
Can’t Do It Without You
Sarah Chana Radcliffe When you step up to the plate, you build your home team
Eternal Joy
Mrs. Elana Moskowitz The joy of Succos is the fruit of spiritual victory
The Appraiser: Part III
D. Himy, M.S. CCC-SLP and Zivia Reischer Make sure your child knows his strengths
Hidden Special Needs
Rena Shechter You won’t see his special needs, but don’t deny them
Dear Wealthy Friend
Anonymous There’s no need for guilt. I am truly happy for you