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Crisis Control

Yisroel Besser

He’s intimately acquainted with every need, institution, and denomination in the Torah world. But if there’s one cause with the power to shatter his giant heart, it’s the pleas of an alarming number of girls who despair of ever getting married. Faced with too many piteous stories and too little progress, Shlomo Yehuda Rechnitz makes a rare public appeal to parents and bochurim: Save our girls before it’s too late.

 

Sweet Dreams for a Shattered Peace

Aryeh Ehrlich

When Shimon Peres bowed out after the curtain fell on his recently concluded seven-year presidential term, many Israelis bid him a fond farewell, while his harsher critics said good riddance to a man whose 60-year political career was marked by great accomplishments, yet studded with complexity and contradiction.

 

Holy Remains, Worldly Gains

Sarah Pardes

Organizations make money off them, PR firms treat them like regular clients, and the masses seeking personal salvation liberally disburse funds in their merit. What’s behind the mounting popularity of kivrei tzaddikim in Israel and abroad that has made them into the latest marketing gimmick?



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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