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Steering a Safer Course

Riva Pomerantz

Shlomi Katz could have been irrevocably broken after the tragic passing of his three-year-old son, accidentally dragged by a school bus when the little boy’s jacket got snagged in the automatic door. Instead, he and his wife gathered the shards of their heartbreak and created a way to make Israel’s notoriously dangerous roads safer for others.

 

In a Class of his Own

C.B. Gavant

Rav Ephraim Greenblatt was a world-class posek and author of the monumental Rivevos Ephraim, but that didn’t stop him from teaching third-graders in his beloved Memphis — a community he dedicated 58 years to after arriving as a bochur who barely knew English. Approaching his shloshim, the Jewish community of Memphis, Tennessee, shares memories of its own personal gadol.

 

The Memory Wars

Shira Yehudit Djalilmand

How much do we really remember? Are our memories picture-perfect, or are they prone to manipulation and susceptible to fantasy? The stakes couldn’t be higher, especially when it's a matter of life and death.



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At Our Doorstep
Rabbi Moshe Grylak In Israel, intermarriage still has some shock value
The Wrong Conversation
Yonoson Rosenblum How can we reattach Jews to the Jewish story?
Heart on Your Sleeve
Eytan Kobre Being pro-phylactery can be downright prophylactic
The Silver Lining
Alexandra Fleksher Who is brave enough to buck the dangerous trends?
Top 5 Uniquely Jewish Words
Rabbi Dovid Bashevkin For some concepts, Yidden have the best words
10 Questions for Avi Kehat
Rachel Bachrach The Chesed Fund, for desperate people who need a fortune
On Speaking Terms
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman He learned firsthand, “What goes around comes around”
Stressed Out
Jacob L. Freedman “We’re going to aggressively help you take care of you”
Mona Knew to Pick a Winner
Riki Goldstein “Shloime, let’s sing this on Motzaei Shabbos”
Four Stanzas You Don’t Just Sing
Riki Goldstein “This is not a niggun that you just sing!” he exclaimed
A Part of Me
Riki Goldstein The fruit of two years’ preparation and collaboration
Worth the Hassle?
Riki Goldstein Travel can be challenging for musicians and bands
Know It All
Faigy Peritzman The wiser I get, the more I realize how little I know
No Time to Breathe
Sarah Chana Radcliffe When we don’t have a minute to spare is when we pause
On Dry Ground
Rebbetzin Shira Smiles Every day we thank Hashem for the miracle of dry land