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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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Fallen Idols
Rabbi Moshe Grylak Even the best of values can become idolatry
Declaring Bankruptcy
Yonoson Rosenblum The implosion of the Conservative movemen
Something from Nothing
Eytan Kobre Israel should go for a bigger win than baseball
The Business Trip
Rabbi Avrohom Neuberger Sometimes business trips aren’t strictly business
Death and Taxes
Jacob L. Freedman Aliyah ups, downs, and all-arounds
Perspective Shift
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman Single, female, Orthodox, adult: not an oxymoron
Mission with Ambition
Faigy Peritzman The way you see her is what she will become
Drop the Nagging
Sarah Chana Radcliffe You can gain cooperation, but not by nagging
Trying Our Patience
Rebbetzin Aviva Feiner Savlanus isn’t just patience, it’s endurance
Redeeming Factor
Shoshana Itzkowitz “When was the last time we ate a meal behind the dryer?”