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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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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”