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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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Do You Know Where You’re Going?
Rabbi Moshe Grylak If Mrs. Esterhazy hadn’t gotten sick
Birthright Drops Reform
Yonoson Rosenblum The numbers tell the sad story
With Fresh Eyes
Eytan Kobre Members of an ever-tying people
Gift-Giving Guide
Yisroel Besser There’s a skill to giving a teacher a gift
Time for a Career Change
Jacob L. Freedman “How can a bochur even afford to smoke?”
Today I Am a (Learned? Committed?) Jewish Man
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman Are bar mitzvah celebrations good for the Jews?
Major in Mothering
Faigy Peritzman “How do you picture marriage? Discussing quantum theory?...
When Parents Disagree
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Connecting heart-to-heart when you don’t see eye-to-eye
En Route: Food for Thought
Mrs. Shani Mendlowitz The bread we eat today also comes from heaven
The Twins: Part II
D. Himy, M.S. CCC-SLP and Zivia Reischer “Bead,” she says again, with a little smirk
Dear Acquaintance
Your Possible Friend at the Clinic Why do you make it harder for me — and for you?