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Gut Shabbos, Eretz Yisrael!

Avigail Sharer

Erev Rosh Hashanah. The Ponevezher Rav, Rav Yosef Shlomo Kahaneman ztz”l, stooped down to the dusty, dry earth in the fields just beyond Bnei Brak. “Gut Shabbos, Eretz Yisrael!” he whispered. As the sun sets on Erev Rosh Hashanah, the world ushers in a year of shemittah. Let’s find out what it’s all about…

 

The Ticket

Rachel Stein

Blue flashing lights made Mr. Markowitz groan as he pulled over to the side of the road, the police car pulling to a stop right behind him. “What’s wrong, Tatty?” Doniel asked. “Police,” Tatty explained tersely, as an officer swaggered out of his car and came up to his window.

 

Marvel of the Month

Yaakov Lubin

Did you drink a glass of water today, wash your hands or go swimming in a pool? You may not have realized it, but you were coming in direct contact with one of the most marvelous molecules in the universe! In fact, it’s the unique properties of water that enable all life on our planet to exist.



MM217
 
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