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Everything but the Truth

Machla Abramovitz

Rockets rain down on Israel’s cities. Terrorists attempt to infiltrate Israeli villages. Hamas vows the destruction of the Jewish state. For the media, these facts should point to Israel’s uncompromised right to defend itself against the Hamas aggressors. But the reporters and editors who produce the news have other ideas.

 

The War That Was Supposed to End All Wars

Libi Astaire

During the summer of 1914, Europe was a powder keg waiting to explode. When Serbia provided the match, war broke out on July 28. Yet as armies throughout Europe began to mobilize, no one dreamed that they were about to embark upon one of the bloodiest and most brutal confrontations in the annals of history — a conflict that would later become known as World War I.

 

Samarkand Serenade

Refoel Pride

Opera singer isn’t a common job description in Uzbekistan, where Avraham Israel was born. But his passion for music and his natural talent led Avraham on a path far from home, where he thought he was following his heart. And then he took a job singing in a church. On a Saturday.



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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