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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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We Want to Stay Jews
Rabbi Moshe Grylak “It’s your fault my son is marrying a goyah!”
Scandal on Z Street
Yonoson Rosenblum Is the IRS becoming an instrument of partisan warfare?
Saved by the Buzzer
Eytan Kobre It wasn’t adopted frumkeit, it was actualized truth
The Switchblade and the Chazon Ish
Rabbi Meir Wikler The long-term effectiveness of our current actions
Financial Austerity
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman The temptations of bribery are overwhelming
The Best Policy
Jacob L. Freedman “Start by being honest and asking for help”
Cause Then Effect
Faigy Peritzman Not what we say, but why we say it
Parental Burnout
Sarah Chana Radcliffe A burned-out parent can’t take care of anyone
On the Derech
Mrs. Shani Mendlowitz Our own wavering in emunah opens the door to Amalek