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Mosaic Of Truth

Eytan Kobre

For Rabbi Moshe Meiselman, rosh yeshivah of Yeshivas Toras Moshe, it’s nothing but emes. He introduces himself as “an American boy who grew up in Europe,” a man who understands the American mind even as the spirit of Brisk hovers in his yeshivah. Now he’s spreading the message of unadorned truth that has become his imprint, and implanting a new generation of students with the sense that Torah learning must play a constant role in their lives.

 

Good Jews Make Great Hungarians

Binyamin Rose, Budapest

Hungary’s recent appointment of a top Ministry of Justice official as state secretary responsible for Jewish community issues is both unprecedented inside Hungary, and widely praised by Hungary’s Orthodox Jewish community and the thousands of Hungarian Jews living abroad. Both parties have great expectations for Dr. Andras Levente Gal, who accepted the appointment, and who explained what he expects to accomplish during an exclusive interview in his office in Budapest.

 

Abandoned In Prison

Aharon Rubin

This week marks three years since Rabbi Gavriel and Rivka Holtzberg Hy”d were brutally murdered by Pakistani terrorists in their Chabad House in Mumbai, and while the entire world was horrified by the loss, Yair Daniel Lavon’s very future seemed dependent on Gavriel Holtzberg’s kindness. Dani, serving a ten-year sentence in a Goa prison for what he says is a framed drug rap, saw his life crumble with the Holtzbergs’ murder — until Rabbi Nachman Holtzberg stepped in to continue his son’s mission.

 

Art Lessons

Shira Yehudit Djlilmand

There are plenty of Jewish artists around, and plenty of Jewish educators. But how many succeed in educating Jews through the medium of their artwork? Master craftsman Noah Greenberg’s message is as simple as his multileveled Tree of Life Shtender is intricate: the Torah is the Tree of Life of the Jewish People, and he wants to pass that on to his curious young audiences and the art lovers who make up his clientele.



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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?