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The Gentle Warrior Of European Jewry: Rav Aba Dunner ztz”l

Binyamin Rose

Known simply as “Aba” to those he worked with, including members of the Conference of European Rabbis, where he recently served as executive director, he was loved and respected as a good “Aba” for his unflagging support. But when a fundamental principle of Yiddishkeit was at stake he could also be a fighter, as those who knew Aba Dunner well can attest.

 

Shtiebel by the Beach

Avi Friedman

The threat of missile attacks from the Gaza Strip has wreaked havoc on Jewish communities around southern Israel for more than a decade, but the issue causes particular challenges for chareidi parents in the region, whose gut reaction is to reassure children that “Hashem will protect us.” How is chassidic life in Ashdod, the seaside city less than twenty miles from the Gaza border, faring under the specter of attacks?

 

Do Pick the Flowers

Dovid Sussman

As a victim of polio handicapped from an early age, Zusha Frumin could have been forgiven for sinking into apathy or self-pity. Instead his life has been a colorful journey that has taken him from the beaches of California to the sidewalks of Jerusalem, where he is known — by yeshivah bochurim in the know — as “the flower man.”

 

Every Victim Has A Name

Aharon Granevich-Granot, Hamburg, Germany

Artist Gunter Demnig’s parents weren’t very forthcoming when he prodded them for information about the Jews in his German city and their role in the deportations. But it was the very mystery of that secrecy that eventually led him to create the largest Holocaust monument in the world: thousands of tiny brass squares embedded in sidewalks around Europe, memorializing victims in front of the very homes from which they were snatched.



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Not a Newspaper
Shoshana Friedman A deeper difference between newspapers and magazines
Services in Shards
Rabbi Moshe Grylak “Such a painful, malicious lie!”
The Pittsburgh Protests: All Politics All the Time
Yonoson Rosenblum The old rule — “no enemies on the left” — still applies
Danger: School Crossing
Eytan Kobre The hypocrisy of YAFFED’s assertion is breathtaking
Real Laughter and Real Tears
Rabbi Avrohom Neuberger The two sides of a life lived with emunah
Work/Life Solutions with Eli Langer
Moe Mernick I was proud to be “that guy with the yarmulke”
Is Ktchong! a Mitzvah? When Prayer and Charity Collide
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman These cannot both be done effectively at the same time
An Honest Shidduch
Jacob L. Freedman “Baruch Hashem I’m cured, and this will be my secret”
A Blessing in Disguise
Riki Goldstein “I never thought the song would catch on as it has”
Ishay and Motti Strike a Common Chord
Riki Goldstein Bringing together two worlds of Jewish music
What’s your favorite Motzaei Shabbos niggun?
Riki Goldstein From the holy and separate back to the mundane
Rightfully Mine
Faigy Peritzman Don’t regret the job you didn’t land; it was never yours
Growing Greener Grass
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Nurture your blessings and watch them blossom
My Way or the High Way
Rebbetzin Debbie Greenblatt We know what we want — but do we know what He wants?