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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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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