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Calm, Cool, Connected

Gila Arnold

Hatzolah volunteers are the pride of the frum community, ready any hour of the day to drop what need be to assist in a medical emergency. Yet behind the dedicated medics, there are a slew of volunteers who play a quieter, but no less vital role. They are the voices on the phone, calming nerves, collecting information, and sending help at a moment’s notice. Meet the Hatzolah dispatchers.

 

Big Data is Watching

Barbara Bensoussan

We willingly volunteer our most sensitive personal information to big business, hoping to get products or services in return. If it ended there, it wouldn’t be so bad. But that’s just the tip of the Exabyte.

 

Hotline to Health, Halachah, and Harmony

Debbie Safrir

A pure home in accordance with halachah is the timeless goal of every Jewish couple. But the plethora of modern scientific advances brings new possibilities and pitfalls that blur once-unambiguous guidelines. Who can navigate these new frontiers and their halachic ramifications? Rav Yitzchak Melber didn’t imagine he’d be at the cutting edge of halachah and medicine when he began his rabbinic studies, but today he’s an expert who’s earned the trust of poskim, physicians, and couples around the world.

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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 movement
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?”