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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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Marriage Prep is a Teaching Moment
Yonoson Rosenblum Show young, searching Jews that Torah works
Elephant in the Room
Eytan Kobre Welcome to the Monkey House
No Hitting
Jacob L. Freedman “Torah doesn’t stand for that kind of behavior”
The Must Vs. The Should
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman Performing G-d’s mitzvos transcends personal feelings
Tongue in Check
Faigy Peritzman There’s no substitute for positive reinforcement
Debugging the Dynamic
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Positive change starts with the spouse who’s smart
Social Savvy Vs. My Kids’ Shidduchim
Sara Eisemann As parents, we have the obligation to contain ourselves