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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
 
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